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Research Paper on Biometric Optical Surveillance System




This paper summarizes facial recognition technologies’ (FRT) history, current trends in FRT research, surveys FRT’s implementations by the governmental and commercial sectors, and contextualizes the first purchase of a facial recognition system called Biometrical Optical Surveillance System (BOSS) by a federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security.


BOSS is in an exploratory phase and has no delineated uses. As such, this paper will also touch on technical limitations and privacy concerns of FRT’s unregulated implementation in society for surveillance and security.


The research paper can be found HERE


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