Israeli startup Skakash targets churches with facial recognition software


In 2015, a series of interviews with Moshe Greenshpan, the founder and CEO of the Israeli company Skakash, revealed the existence of the company's facial recognition software Churchix. The software is intended to help churches keep track of who attends services and other events by matching reference photos provided by new congregants to images captured on cameras within the church. Greenshpan claimed that an added benefit is to enable churches to identify criminals and sex offenders by adding the photos of suspects to their Churchix database.

Writer: Jordan Pearson

Publication: Motherboard

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