Uganda’s police to use facial recognition and AI technology

News reports indicate that the police in Uganda are planning to expand their closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera project by adding facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. These technologies are meant to assist law enforcement in their monitoring activities aimed at curbing crime in the country.

‘All movements will be monitored digitally. By increasing the camera density, we are trying to reduce on human intervention in terms of fighting crime. We are to introduce scientific means using Artificial Intelligence. We are going to procure more intelligent cameras with higher performance.’, Yusuf Ssewanyana,  police ICT director, was quoted as saying.