Tokyo 2020 to up security with facial recognition system

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues, the organizers announced on Tuesday.

NEC Green Rockets’ rugby player Teruya Goto poses with the face recognition system for Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, which is developed by NEC corp, during its demonstration in Tokyo, Japan August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Games organizers have linked up with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant NEC to develop the first system of this kind to be implemented at an Olympics.

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