Tirumala temple introduces facial recognition know-how

Tirumala temple introduces facial recognition technology

Tirumala temple introduces facial recognition know-how

Authorities at Sri Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala at Tirupati on Wednesday launched facial recognition know-how for darshan on an experimental foundation.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of the richest temple, launched the know-how at Vaikuntam 2 and within the Lodging Administration System.

TTD officers mentioned that the concept is to reinforce transparency in token-less darshan and allotment of rooms offering simpler providers to the multitude of visiting pilgrims.

This new tech system will probably be used to forestall an individual from procuring extra tokens in Sarva Darshan (free darshan) Advanced and likewise on the Warning Deposit refund counters.

Officers mentioned that using the know-how would additionally assist them in denying darshan to individuals who come repeatedly, whereas different devotees have to attend for a very long time. A devotee is not going to be allowed to have free darshan greater than as soon as a month.

The Facial Recognition Know-how (FRT) may even be useful for the TTD in guaranteeing that rooms for lodging are allotted to real devotees at subsidised leases. That is prone to test middlemen and touts, who ebook rooms at subsidised leases and later switch allocation to devotees by charging exorbitant costs.

The FRT relies on a software program which classifies a single face based mostly on gender, age, feelings, and options. It determines the similarity between two faces to guage a declare.

Relying on the outcomes of implementation of FCT for Sarva Darshan and lodging administration system, the TTD will work out a plan to increase it to different wings.

The TTD mentioned {that a} whole of 71,387 devotees had darshan on February 27 whereas the overall Hundi assortment was Rs 5.71 crore.

The hill shrine attracts 50,000 to 1 lakh pilgrims on daily basis. The quantity on particular events just like the annual Brahmotsavam and festivals goes as much as 4-5 lakh.

The temple earns Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 1,200 crore from Hundi collections or choices by devotees yearly.

It was introduced in November final 12 months that the temple owns belongings of over Rs 2.5 lakh crore together with 10.25 tonnes of gold. The belongings embody land parcels, buildings, money and gold deposits given as choices by the devotees.

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