The U.S. military has been using biometric technologies in war zones for more than 10 years so it should come as no surprise that the technology may have played a role in finding Osama bin Laden, according to a report in the National Journal.
Facial recognition and voice analysis could be collected and analyzed to identify potential target. Soldiers were also trained in basic criminal forensics to help in the hunt for insurgents as well.
“Technicians could ‘exploit and analyze’ data obtained from the battlefield instantly, using their access to the government’s various biometric, facial-recognition, and voice-print databases. These cells also used highly advanced surveillance technology and computer-based pattern analysis to layer predictive models of insurgent behavior onto real-time observations.”
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