site.btaPolice and Military Academies from Bulgaria, Czechia, Romania Develop Facial Recognition Platform
Four police and naval academies from Romania, Bulgaria and Czechia have been jointly developing an electronic platform to enable facial recognition and identification, said Thursday the deputy head of the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy(NVNA) in Varna, Captain Nikolay Velikov, who is the head of the FAST project from the Bulgarian side.
In addition to NVNA, the participants in the project include the Police Academy from Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Police College in Holisov (Czechia), the Naval Academy in Constanta and an IT company.
Funding for the project (about EUR 200,000) has been provided under the Erasmus+ programme. Velikov said that the facial recognition platform will be used when admissions to the academies are implemented and candidates are to be interviewed remotely. According to him, future upgrades will provide for conducting exams online to ensure that there are no attempts at cheating by the students. When the platform is ready, other training police and military organizations in Bulgaria that could use it will be informed, Velikov added.