Spying in churches: Face recognition software to be installed

Face recognition software will be installed in churches, mosques, and synagogues.

The cameras operating under the newly developed Churchix software will provide all information on people attending churches.

The company website states: "First of its kind, Churchix provides you with accurate data on members attendance in your events and services. The software also allows you to sort and manage your videos and photos."

"Churchix was originally developed by us for a chain of international churches, which wanted to follow up with membership attendance at its events. Today it's being used at a number of other churches in the US and in Indonesia" Moshe Greenshpan, the company's CEO said.

"I can tell you in general that churches also don't like to be described as privacy invaders," Greenshpan told me. "Most of them would like to keep this confidential. We try to encourage churches to make Churchix more visible, so it will become like a checkpoint for registration. Of course, so far we haven't had great success in doing that."

"Churchix is a face recognition event attendance desktop application. Churchix identifies event attending members in videos and photos. All you need to do is enrol high quality photos of your members into the software data base, then connect a live video USB camera or upload recorded videos or photos - and Churchix will identify your members."

"Churchix is a division of Skakash LLC, a global face recognition vendor which develops and markets."

Moshe Greenshpan is the founder and CEO of Skakash,(Churchix) which is an Israeli company. Skakash suggests more secular locations where they could deploy its facial recognition system. Skakash wants to use its surveillance software at airports, border areas, and casinos.

Skakash suggests there are three classes of people churches, corporations and the government might want to track: blacklisted individuals, employees and VIPs.

Face-Six promises to ID faces in photos with machine learning:

"Face-Six integrates well-known image processing algorithms with innovative algorithms from the world of artificial intelligence."

Also read: UK police to scan faces of 100,000 concert visitors


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