Face recognition developer Clearview AI has released the Clearview 2.0 update, which contains improved biometric identification tools. This is stated in a press release from the company.
According to Clearview AI director Joan Ton-Thet, the innovations include image enhancement tools that allow researchers to use photos with partially obscured faces, poor lighting, and low resolution.
“Clearview AI 2.0 adds several security and functionality improvements to the already proven technology to help investigators use it in a more convenient way that facilitates the rapid matching of faces in investigations,” Ton-Tet said.
According to him, the database of the service contains more than 20 billion images of people from all over the world.
Clearview 2.0 also has improved workflow tracking and reporting. This will limit privacy violations and police abuse, according to the company.
The new version has improved the training of new users and introduced additional verification steps.
The company has already begun rolling out the update to existing customers, which include more than 3,100 agencies in the US, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and hundreds of local agencies.
Recall that Clearview AI provided the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with access to the database after the Russian invasion of the country.
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In October, the Clearview AI database contained 10 billion faces.