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The Military Is Building Long-Range Facial Recognition That Works in the Dark

Infrared cameras recognize the heat emitted from your face

Polaris Sensor Technologies demonstrates processing thermal images. Image: USPTO/Polaris

TThe U.S. military is spending more than $4.5 million to develop facial recognition technology that reads the pattern of heat being emitted by faces in order to identify specific people. The technology would work in the dark and across…

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

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