Entries by Lauretta Rapley

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Facewatch featured in The Telegraph

Source: The Telegraph Click the link above to read the full article The tech companies scanning faces as we shop Facewatch featured in The Telegraph. Facewatch Founder Simon Gordon says AI tools simply will give stores a fighting chance against shoplifting gangs. “All we’re doing is supercharging shopkeepers’ ability to try to prevent crime in […]

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Bonjour la France!

Bonjour La France! Facewatch filmed with @infofrance2 and Ambroise @ABouleis last week. Click the link above to watch the full report.To discuss how we can help protect your staff and customers, get in touch today! 0207 930 3225 #facialrecognition #crimeprevention #shoplifting  

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Super Recognisers – the lengths Facewatch go to in order to protect frontline retail workers

Facewatch recruit Super Recognisers as Facial Analysts to support AI. As part of the effort to prevent crime and protect frontline retail workers, alongside two leading facial recognition algorithms, Facewatch use human experts to ensure that there is always human intervention and not just AI involved in decision making. “The combination of humans and AI […]

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Facial recognition and racial bias

We are often asked about the accuracy of the Facewatch algorithm and what sets us apart from the others. It’s important to bear in mind that we are detecting faces in live conditions and achieving an accuracy rate of 99.87%. Bias in terms of facial recognition relates to variation in accuracy, as quantified by false match […]

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Facewatch featured on CNN

  Facewatch Founder Simon Gordon recently spoke to CNN’s Anna Stewart about his reasons for starting Facewatch. The full report can now be viewed here https://ow.ly/oij050PcZ4a Simon demonstrates how Facewatch works and provides an insight into how the company started from the point of view of a business owner who was experiencing rising levels of […]

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Facewatch on BBC Radio 2 as Simon Gordon speaks to Jeremy Vine about the effectiveness of the system

  With reports of a new crime and justice bill that will require judges to impose custody on prolific shoplifters who are caught repeatedly, and the policing minister urging police forces to use facial recognition software, Facewatch Founder, Simon Gordon was invited to discuss how Facewatch helps to effectively combat retail crime on Jeremy Vine’s […]