Sunway Uni Just Rolled Out A Super Canggih Facial Recognition System For Its Library

The future is now, students.

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Sunway University is already living in 3019 while the rest of us are stuck in 2019.

Since 1 February, students of the university no longer had to use their student cards to gain entry into the campus library... all they need is the very face they were born with.

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Yep, that's right. The Subang Jaya-based private institution is adopting Facial Recognition (FR) technology at its library's entrance and exit points, effectively doing away with the existing card entry system.

The state-of-the-art system, which was tested for a brief period in August last year, is set to be fully implemented on 15 March 2019. 

Students are already being told to upload photos of their faces to the database by 15 March, as card entries will no longer be valid then

In case you're wondering, the university's Student Council has assured their fellow students that those wearing glasses will have no problems having their faces detected.

However, Sunway University is not the first campus in Malaysia to implement such a system.

It is said that Universiti Teknologi Petronas has been using FR tech to record students' attendance since January 2018!

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According to Hitz, UTP's system - which only applies to post-graduate students for the time being - also requires students to scan their thumbprints to verify their check-in. Talk about a foolproof system! 

What do you think of implementing Facial Recognition technology in schools and universities? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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AirAsia and even the police force in Penang have been experimenting with FR tech in the past year:

In more canggih developments, Sunway Pyramid rolled out a license plate recognition system which may eradicate the need for paper parking tickets in the near future: