Dubai Police to take Google Glass to the streets
According to a police spokesman in the Gulf Arab emirate, the police of the city are set to be equipped with Google Glass – which can take photos, record video and play sound – so they can use facial recognition to look for wanted criminals.
A Dubai Police spokesperson confirmed to Dubai's 7 Days newspaper that custom-made software will allow the officers' Glass to sync with a database of faces. That way if police officers encounter wanted people their eyewear would alert them.
The slick wearable device would be used in a first phase to combat traffic violations and look for offending vehicles. A second phase would see the technology distributed to detectives for the facial recognition program.