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On the wedding broadcast of Prince Harry, for the first time, face recognition is used to distinguish celebrities from ordinary people

At the event, about two thousand people were invited, many of whom were ordinary English.

An example of what the service will look like. Screenshot Sky News
An example of what the service will look like. Screenshot Sky News

The spectators of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Megan Markle will be able to distinguish celebrities in real time from ordinary Englishmen thanks to the face recognition system. English television channel Sky News will use it for the first time at such an event. This is reported by V3.

To introduce face recognition Sky News has joined forces with several technology companies, including Amazon. The software will identify all the guests who will come to the ceremony at the Chapel of St. George at Windsor Castle. Live viewers will see information about guests, their past and achievements through the Sky News service called Who’s Who Live.

Director of the company on digital news David Gibbs (David Gibbs) said that the new opportunity will help viewers to better plunge into “one of the biggest events of the year.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, soon the same system can be used on other broadcasts, for example, to recognize celebrities on the red carpet before the Oscar ceremony.

The Verge publication noted that the use of the system raises questions of confidentiality. For example, companies did not tell where they got the data to train their algorithms, and whether they received permission to scan people.

The wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Megan Markle will be held on May 19. The newlyweds called on her 2640 guests, most of whom are ordinary Britons chosen by the Queen from all corners of the United Kingdom.

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