Sunday, June 30, 2002

mr. potato head joins the police

In Arizona and Los Angeles, a new tool is being used to try to help victims of crimes identify suspects. It's software that uses a photographic database and facial recognition technology, and allows someone to pick and choose different features to construct an image of a face. Police in Arizona have nicknamed the system "Mr. Potato Head," for its similarity to the childhood toy. Software from the company that developed this application is being used in approximately 900 police departments in the United States.

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