Face recognition tool helps trace lost MP teen to Bengaluru
| Monday | 11th February, 2019
The face recognition tool is equipped with artificial intelligence and matches a missing person’s photograph with those from shelter homes to trace the former.
She confirmed Salman’s presence at the facility.Telangana police informed MP police about Salman’s presence in Bengaluru.
On Saturday, police from the central Indian state and Salman’s family members arrived in Bengaluru to take the boy back home.Swati Lakra, IG (law and order) and in charge of women’s safety, Hyderabad, told TOI that Salman’s is the 17th case where their face recognition tool and Darpan have united a missing person with his/her family through processing images available in public domain.
“It is another example on how artificial intelligence can help trace missing people,” she added.According to police officials, information of all missing persons and those lodged at various child and rescue homes across the country are stored in Darpan database.Swati said they have uploaded as many as 85,000 missing persons’ photographs from across the country and some 25,000 photos and information collected from children homes and other institutions across the country.
BENGALURU: A 14-year-old specially abled boy , who went missing from his house in Madhya Pradesh (MP) eight months ago, has been traced to a children’s home on Hosur Road here, thanks to a face recognition tool developed by Telangana police and hosted on a Union government portal.According to Karnataka police sources, Salman Shaik, a resident of Chimanganj Mandi in Ujjain of MP, left his house in June last year, following which a missing complaint was filed in jurisdictional Chimanganj Mandi police station.MP police collected photographs of the boy and shared them on the Union government’s dashboard for Analytical Review of Projects Across Nation (Darpan) portal, where data from various departments from across the country are consolidated and made available on one centralised, easy-to-access platform.Telangana police who have developed a facial recognition tool on the portal ran a search for photographs matching those of Salman and found that a boy with similar details was housed in the Bengaluru home.Telangana police contacted Lalitha, who is in charge of Government Children’s Home located on Hosur Road.
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