A Pilot to test the use of facial recognition software in elections for the first time in India has met with roughly 65 to 86 per cent success rate. The Telangana government had tested the software during municipal elections held. The State-owned Telangana State Technology Services (TSTS) that helmed the project said that of the total 7,200 eligible voters in the 10 polling booths in Kompally Municipality of the Medchal-Malkajgiri district where the project was implemented on January 22, roughly 4,200 voters were photographed for matching with their voter I-cards. The negative matches occurred because of dim lighting in the booths as well as old or poor quality of voter ID photographs Facial recognition was used as an additional check, and negative results did not deny anyone a vote.
First Trial of Facial Tech in polls in Telangana
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