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Govt funding a facial recognition company that can detect people’s age, gender, and soon recognise their faces under a mask

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Bengaluru-based Cocoslabs Innovations will receive a loan from the Technology Development Board, under Science and Technology Department, to develop a “low-cost solution to identify persons with abnormal body temperature in a crowd and, at the same time, provide an alert system to notify about identified persons to authorities on their phones and laptops”. The product, according to TDB, includes features such as detecting and tracking a person with and without a face mask, predicting age, gender, race, temperature readings, and facial recognition in a single product that can track multiple people in a real-time environment. “We made a pitch to the Technology Development Board, outlining the sectors we make products for including their use cases. We have multiple products. We are a software OEM," Prathvi Palekar, founder of the AI video analytics company, Cocoslabs Innovations told MediaNama. His company is…

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