Singapore employs facial recognition for national ID program

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    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.

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    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

    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.

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