New artificial intelligence software is being used in Japan to monitor the body language of shoppers and look for signs that they are planning to shoplift.
The software, which is made by a Tokyo startup called Vaak, differs from similar products that work by matching faces to criminal records. Instead, VaakEye uses behavior to predict criminal action.
Company founder Ryo Tanaka said his team fed the algorithm 100,000 hours worth of surveillance data to train it to monitor everything from the facial expressions of shoppers to their movements and clothing. Since VaakEye launched last month, it has been rolled out in 50 stores across Japan… CNN
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