Facial Recognition Companies See the Coronavirus as a Business Opportunity

Facial recognition companies are pitching the technology as a sanitary alternative to fingerprint scanners

Dave Gershgorn
OneZero

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A woman with a face mask uses a facial recognition system to enter a residence.
Photo: Cai Zixin/China News Service/Getty Images

TThe Covid-19 crisis enveloping millions of people around the world is also presenting an unlikely business opportunity for one sector of tech: facial recognition…

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Dave Gershgorn
OneZero

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.