Wild Gadgets Fit for a Real-Life James Bond

Wild Gadgets Fit for a Real-Life James Bond

Friday, 13 November 2015 13:32

November 5, 2015

By Charlie Locke

Bond Version: Facial recognition database in Quantum of Solace

Real Version: IARPA’s Project Janus and FINDER

James Bond may turn to Q for his tech, but US intelligence officers depend on the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. An American 007 might get early access to Project Janus, an IARPA creation designed to recognize people in photos, even if their faces are in profile, out-of-focus, or poorly illuminated. Once 007 IDs the foe, he can use IARPA’s photo geolocation tool, FINDER, to figure out where they are or were.

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