Marinus Analytics Uses Biometrics to Find Trafficked Children

 - Jul 5, 2017
References: post-gazette & mashable
Carnegie Mellon University-based start-up, Marinus Analytics, has announced a new facial recognition technology that will help law enforcers identify missing persons.

Called 'FaceSearch,' this new program allows police to match a child's face to sex-trafficking ads on the internet. This program uses machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive modeling to break down big data and identify patterns. According to Marinus Analytics founder, Emily Kennedy, "Anything that can be uploaded onto a computer can be searched." FaceSearch can scan through thousands of photos and determine if a potential target is identified in a sex-trafficking ad. Marinus Analytics has made this technology public so that any police service can use it. Kennedy says she is not concerned about misuse because FaceSearch is "so focused."