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Boston Police Commissioner kind of bomb -- one of the most well photographed areas in the country and now the FBI's using facial recognition technology to try to find the killer Paul -- is CC EO and president and a metrics he joins us.
-- explained to me because they're in their parents -- photos of persons of interest explained if there's good lighting.
And up front I'm look of the the the suspect for the first of interest.
How how -- zero technology work.
Hi Greta thanks you -- problem we'll face recognition basically takes a photograph.
And tries to reduce that photograph to a biometric template for searching.
In a database.
So the key is you know dealing with that photograph and equality of that photograph and how much of the face that you say.
So so how precise is -- admit their -- to compared to about what's the level of certainty that -- they can make an identification -- that.
So it's a very dependent on again the -- the -- the probe looking at that picture.
And if you have a good front all the face.
You're gonna get a very high statistic.
Potential and matching a large database.
Upwards of -- in the high 90%.
You know with the very small -- to separate so that's important but as you limit -- Let me -- what the database can -- can you go to like all the passports ever issued in the United States certainly need do you separate database.
You can and I'm sure the FBI.
And for example has you know.
Can can access for all those databases they have their own criminal database -- -- look at first of course.
But anything they need to access they know they can collaborate with the other agencies.
-- thank you very much -- know that this isn't helping the investigation and we all want this investigation to be very successful and fast thank you fall.
All right thank you very much --