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The Hyogo College of Medicine has introduced a facial recognition technology-based system to check student attendance. It is the first university in Japan to use such a system, according to the institution in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. The university expects the system to prevent students from answering the roll at classes for others who are absent and improve the work efficiency of its staff, including teachers. A total of 16 tablet devices with facial recognition functions were introduced on Friday last week, with four units — one for teachers and three for students — placed in each lecture room for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The faces of a total of some ... Full story

11 April