Facial recognition company Clearview AI seeks first big deals, discloses research chief


Clearview uses AI to apply masks, glasses and other distortions to training images, enabling it to recognise faces when obscured, in profile, deep in the background or 20 years younger. In turn, Clearview had greater accuracy than rival tools, according to a US government evaluation last year. — Reuters

NEW YORK: Clearview AI, whose search engine for faces has become an unrivaled police tool, this year is aiming to win its first big US government contracts and expand its team by a third even as the startup fights challenges in the courts and Congress, its chief executive told Reuters.

In an exclusive interview, CEO Hoan Ton-That said that he will focus on closing deals with federal agencies. Many of the 3,100 customers the five-year-old New York company touts are on a trial basis, he said.

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