'Cameras with Face Detection Technology' Will Be Placed on London Streets

The cameras, which are planned to be placed on the streets of London and have face recognition, are divided into two. Some citizens argue that the cameras have violated their privacy and that their personal data can be obtained without permission, while others argue that it will be good to place cameras for extra security.


According to information obtained by The Guardian on Friday, the Metropolitan Police Service in London plans to place ' face-to-face cameras ' in the city's streets very soon. In this way, criminals or suspects can be easily followed up and caught. The police plan to use cameras with facial recognition to capture primarily ' threatening ' criminals. So, what about ordinary citizens who pass by these cameras and whose face is scanned in the meantime ?


According to the statements, the data of the citizens determined to be innocent in the face scanning will be deleted instantly . In addition, The Guardian shared that these cameras were 70 % successful in detecting criminals . Police reported that only one citizen was detected incorrectly among thousands of suspects during the testing stages of the cameras .


It is not yet certain what these cameras will do in real life


It can be said that such futuristic technologies are far from flawless. Of course, it is not possible to comment on how London Metropolitan Police used camera technology and how effective this technology would be. However, it is worth noting that Amazon's facial recognition technologies such as “Rekognition” have obtained erroneous data in the past, and trust in these cameras has also declined significantly .


Of course, the discussions are not only about the success rate of the cameras. It is also among the controversy that citizens' privacy can be violated . Citizens have already begun to argue about it on social media, and some argue that the cameras will increase the level of security, while the other argues that extra security is not as important as violating their privacy. The 'facial recognition cameras', which are planned to be placed on the streets of London, are expected to be a topic of discussion for a long time .


What are your thoughts on the placement of 'cameras with face recognition' on the streets? Would you like to use this technology in our country? You can share your thoughts in the comments section.



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