Air Force hires Trueface for facial recognition on bases

Trueface will provide Air Force bases with systems that can identify faces, license plates and guns.

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The Air Force has signed a deal with Trueface, a developer of computer vision systems, to provide facial recognition, license plate recognition and weapon detection for an unnamed air base.

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This comes after the Air Force hired the company earlier this year to conduct research on how to use facial recognition software on bases. The new pact was built out of the initial research they worked on this year, according to a Medium post from Mason Allen of Trueface.

Both the Air Force and Trueface declined to say which base the technology would be used but Shaun Moore, CEO of Trueface, said the company had more plans to work with the government and military institutions on these kinds of projects. “The goal here is to protect the assets and people on base,” Moore said in an interview.

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“So we’re running a facial recognition scan to ensure the people entering the Air Force base are who they say they are and should be allowed in. We’re also running the license plates of most cars and we’re looking out for weapons in areas where weapons should not be present,” he added.

Trueface has deployed its technology in a variety of ways since starting out in 2013. It was originally a smart access company focusing primarily on building cameras and providing facial recognition software. 

But by 2017, executives decided to scrap the camera idea and focus on the facial recognition software. 

“We saw a really an opportunity to use the…