Web Summit will scan faces to get metrics on exhibition visits

Cosgrave reveals plan to trial facial recognition technology at its event in Lisbon

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th June, 2017
Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit

The Web Summit is going to trial facial recognition technology at its event in Lisbon this year to give exhibitors information on who has visited their stand.

“For years there were cameras in the ceilings of our venues and on some exhibition stands,” Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive of Web Summit told The Sunday Business Post. “Being able to tell who is looking at your stand and being able to engage with your product is the...

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