More than 43,000 Russian schools will be equipped with facial recognition cameras ominously named “Orwell”.
The state technology firm Rusnano’s Orwell platform is described as a image-recognition monitoring system that uses computer vision algorithms. It will be integrated with face recognition developed by NTechLab, a subsidiary of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s close associate Sergei Chemezov’s Rostec conglomerate.
The technology will ensure children’s safety by monitoring their movements and identifying outsiders on the premises.
Source: Russia to Install ‘Orwell’ Facial Recognition Tech in Every School – Vedomosti – The Moscow Times