Friday, April 14, 2017

Beijing Facial Recognition Used In China To Crackdown On Marathon Cheaters

Is marathon cheating such a massive problem that the country is now spending massive amounts of money on facial recognition to catch the cheaters? 

Organizers of a marathon in Beijing are taking a ‘great leap’ in the fight against cheats – using facial recognition to stop impostors in their tracks. The Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) warned last month that it will serve lifetime bans for marathon cheats following a series of scandals involving unregistered runners taking someone else’s bib.