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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Singapore employs facial recognition for national ID program” – below is their description.
From unlocking smartphones to tagging people on social media, facial recognition has become a part of our daily lives. But Singapore is now employing this technology as proof of identity to access government services in line with its smart nation initiative.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Singapore
The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.