The US Department of Homeland Security is developing the Biometric optical Surveillance System (BOSS). The purpose of the system, which consists of video cameras, computers, and a database of photographs, is to scan crowds and identify persons of interest with an accuracy of 80 to 90 percent. the BOSS research began as a way of helping American solders in Afghanistan and Iraq identify potential suicide bombers, but in 2010 the project was taken over by the Department of Homeland Security, which plans to make the system available to police departments once it is reliable. In 2013 the system was tested at a sports arena in Kennewick, Washington, and found not yet ready for use. Research and development continues.
Do you support the development and implementation of BOSS as a crowd surveillance tool for police departments?