Artificial Intelligence company SenseTime recently developed a biometric identification system that is specifically designed to identify masked faces.
The technology was launched in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has mandated social distancing globally as a safety precaution. As China recovers from the pandemic -- with a number of businesses reopening and people slowly returning to work -- wearing protective masks has become the norm for the nation's residents.
With an increase in masked faces, China's businesses have found identification more challenging and SenseTime's new biometric identification system aims to tackle this issue. The facial recognition system specifically identifies those wearing masks and aims to remove inconsistencies and inaccuracies across China's current public facial recognition system.