Australia’s Defence Science Technology Organisation (DTSO), an arm of Australia’s Department of Defense that looks to technology and scientific endeavors to aid in the defense of the country, has undertaken new initiatives to improve the capabilities of their facial biometrics-based surveillance units, according to a Computer World Australia article.
The tactics undertaken by the officials involve creating attractors such as noises coming from the location of the camera allowing the cameras to obtain a clear full-face capture of the individual.
Officials from the DTSO have been conducting trials aimed at yielding generic results on human interactions with the various devices to discern what, if any, of their attractors bring attention to the correct area while not drawing attention to the biometric devices themselves. Multiple other trials are either being planned or already underway from the DTSO testing various aspects of biometrics systems, their effectiveness and human involvement with them.
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