The global launch of NeoFace Image data mining (NeoFace Idm) has been announced by NEC Corporation, which is specialised software that utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) to quickly and accurately search video footage, such as content from crime prevention CCTV cameras, for specific individuals.
In addition to searching for subjects based on facial image data, NeoFace Idm can also search for subjects who appear at specific times and locations, or who appear together with other specific individuals. The software can be utilised in a variety of applications, such as criminal investigations, searching for lost children, and providing improved customer service. When searching video where roughly one million individual instances of facial data appear, the software is capable of conducting searches within approximately ten seconds.
NeoFace Idm combines accurate facial recognition technology with 'Profiling Across Spatio-Temporal Data' technology, which creates groups of subjects based on their level of similarity and conducts high-speed searches for specific patterns.
"In recent years, there is growing demand for advanced analysis of camera footage for utilisation in security and marketing applications," said Noritaka Taguma, General Manager, Transportation and City Infrastructure Division, NEC Corporation. "NeoFace Idm meets this demand by providing high-speed, high-precision searches for persons who appear in specific patterns, which could not be achieved through manual searches or conventional technology."