The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has everything to be a significant technological event. If we already had an appetizer of this during the presentation of the city as the next venue of the games during the closing of Rio 2016, little by little, more information comes to confirm this idea. The latest comes from the Japan Times website, which talks about the use of facial recognition technology during the event.
Citing an anonymous source, the publication says that the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will scan the face of everyone who is working on the games. This includes not only the event organization team but also athletes and media professionals. The expectation is that between 300 thousand and 400 thousand registrations will be made.
The new method intends to avoid security problems involving the theft of identification cards of persons authorized to attend spaces not accessible to the general public. Precisely because of this, spectators would not be submitted to the facial recognition system, and it will suffice to present the tickets to gain access to gyms and stadiums.
All registrants will have their faces checked by cameras whenever they enter a restricted environment. Because the system will have the faces registered in your database, any discrepancies should alert security guards to prevent unauthorized access.
The method will be applied both during the Olympic Games, scheduled to occur between July 24 and August 9, as well as during the Paralympic Games, which take place between August 25 and September 6.