Better use of public safety data can revive local economies | The Guardian
More efficient use of data can improve safety and security, making communities more attractive places to live and do business. Politicians and citizens alike consistently rank safety and security as a high priority. Good policing, emergency services and disaster response plans help communities to thrive and develop, and in a time of economic recovery can have a significant impact on citizens’ wellbeing.

Better use of public safety data can revive local economies | The Guardian

More efficient use of data can improve safety and security, making communities more attractive places to live and do business. Politicians and citizens alike consistently rank safety and security as a high priority. Good policing, emergency services and disaster response plans help communities to thrive and develop, and in a time of economic recovery can have a significant impact on citizens’ wellbeing.

Investment of about $1.2 trillion is required over the next 20 years across areas like transportation, energy and public security to build cities of tomorrow, IBM India Managing Director Shanker Annaswamy said today.

Speaking at the IBM Smarter Cities Forum, Annaswamy said quoting a McKinsey & Company report that it is estimated that USD 1.2 trillion capital investment is needed to meet projected demand in (Indian) cities to transform the cities going forward.

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Improving Security With Face Recognition Technology
A number of U.S. states now use facial recognition technology when issuing drivers licenses. Similar methods are also used to grant access to buildings and to verify the identities of international travelers.
Now, a researcher from the University of Miami College of Engineering and his collaborators have developed ways to make the technology more efficient while improving accuracy.

emergentfutures:

Improving Security With Face Recognition Technology

A number of U.S. states now use facial recognition technology when issuing drivers licenses. Similar methods are also used to grant access to buildings and to verify the identities of international travelers.

Now, a researcher from the University of Miami College of Engineering and his collaborators have developed ways to make the technology more efficient while improving accuracy.