NEC Green Rockets' rugby player Teruya Goto poses with the face recognition system which will be used for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at a demonstration in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Japan to use facial recognition system at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Japan should double-down on this.

I’m sure Japan really does not want to be left behind by China when it comes to deploying cctv tech with a.i. icing on top.

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Good, I don't see how anyone could remotely have an issue with this.

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So this so-called security is only for the athletes and staff. The rest of us will have to take our chances with the local police. Great :/

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The best authentication is not a single use but the concept of a second confirmation. So gmail will send a message to my phone to confirm it's me if I'm logging into another WiFi area I don't normally use. Banks will ask a personal question not related to physical characteristic or name that I have setup before. There are better ways to authenticate and keeping those proxies updated, even changed, than any permanent biometric

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And soon, the same Face recognition system is deployed at subway stations, public buildings, airports, etc.

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And soon, the same Face recognition system is deployed at subway stations, public buildings, airports, etc.

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Don't hire Taspo to do it!

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go on **

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f it will still going after 2020 what will happen I do a plastic surgery identical to my neighbor or going further to even eyes monitored recognition, it will fail when you see Minority Report movie, Tom Cruise playing someone who can change the eyes to be recognized the right person. NEC please find another ways of copy on how the right person be digitally and correctly recognized.

It will go one after 2020 and as they pics at the airports of the new arrivals and with Japan as one the few countries already executing the double finger scan you can say it's already going on..

Face recognition can divide identical twins and for the rest enjoy Mission Impossible :)

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If it will still going after 2020 what will happen I do a plastic surgery identical to my neighbor or going further to even eyes monitored recognition, it will fail when you see Minority Report movie, Tom Cruise playing someone who can change the eyes to be recognized the right person. NEC please find another ways of copy on how the right person be digitally and correctly recognized.

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Dango bong, scientifically speaking, you are right, if AI is not properly utilized, which we could expect from Abe govt.

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recipe for disaster...

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Artificial intelligence against artificial beauty, that is modern way.

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China, several cities use facial recognition to monitor everybody, you start with so many points some actions gain you points, other actions deduction of points, get too low its reeducation time. And is there a transparent Oversite? NO. Is there any plan in Japan to protect privacy NO. can you opt out NO. Until there are responsible protections in place I'm against it. Or perhaps my reeducation might be a pleasurable experience.

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Face recognition for security ? That has been done since monkey time. What the AI cand do is to increase efficiency, to save time and money.

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Are they sure they don't need fingerprints? I had to give them my fingerprint at the city office recently, lol

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"'ll be surprised if it works with all the sweat pouring off people's faces."

It's plainly clear that you don't use the Electronic Passport gates!

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Google Glass died because the security potential loses were greater than the benefits to the point that bars were banning people coming in to troll for whatever gov't agency they were afraid of.

So yes, there are examples of failed face recognition systems

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It won't be the norm because it won't work the way people think it will

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Good idea. That way they'll know who won each race!

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Here we go people.

Prepare for this to be openly the norm in 10 years. I am sure that there is facial recognition being used in transportation and on the streets, but the power just isn’t given to use it.

Computers and the people who control them will know everywhere you are and go.

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The perfect hack of that will mean they will never be able to undo the personal damage it will cause

All security eventually is broken, but you can't change your face and eyes etc every time the security is broken. That's specifically why you NEVER use biometrics. So you can change your passwords and systems of control to keep updated

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F1 have been doing this for the last 5 years.

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