Auxiliary Force Sdn Bhd (AFSB), a member of Royal Malaysia Police Cooperative Bhd, is planning on equipping its auxiliary police with body-worn cameras with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify bad guys in real time.
AFSB CEO Datuk Rosmadi Ghazali said it is working with Yitu Technology to expand the capabilities of its body-worn camera system to include real-time facial recognition and instant alerts to the presence of persons of interest from criminal watchlists.
“AFSB is committed to bring constant innovation and forward thinking to the security landscape in Malaysia. This is a significant step forward for us as we leverage AI to increase public safety and security,” he said, in a press release.
AFSB started providing body-worn cameras for its auxiliary police officers in critical locations since February, with plans to increase the roll-out to more locations across the country.
“Our work with AFSB builds on our joint belief that AI technologies will help bring about safer and more secure communities in Malaysia,” said Yitu Technology general manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau, Lance Wang.
According to Yitu its facial recognition solutions are used for security at Chinese tourist locations including ports, and public spaces which require high safety standards.
Its algorithm has won several awards including at the first place at the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FVRT) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2017 and in the face identification accuracy segment of the Face Recognition Prize Challenge by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the United States.