Facial Recognition Companies See the Coronavirus as a Business Opportunity

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

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

“In the face of this outbreak, we have developed a solution for noncontact body temperature measurement plus face recognition.”

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

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