Last year, in Kishiwada City, Osaka, in response to the death of a 2-year-old girl who was left behind in a car after her father thought she had left her at a nursery school, the city adopted facial recognition technology to confirm the child's attendance. I'm going to do a demonstration experiment to use it.

In November last year, in Kishiwada City, Osaka, a 2-year-old girl died of heat stroke after being left in a car for about 9 hours, believing that her father had left her at a nursery school.

In response to this, Kishiwada City, together with a private business operator, will conduct a demonstration experiment using face recognition technology to confirm that children are attending kindergarten from the 13th of this month at a nursery school in the city. has been published.

In the demonstration experiment, a camera installed at the entrance of the nursery school authenticates the child's face and confirms attendance.

Parents who have dropped off their children also hold the QR code displayed on the dedicated app over the equipment at the nursery school to double confirm that they are attending.

If there is no notification of absence in advance, and the attendance cannot be confirmed by face recognition or QR code, a message will be sent to the guardian.

The demonstration experiment will be conducted for about a month, and we will verify whether the child's face can be correctly authenticated.

Mr. Kazufumi Ota of Kishiwada City's Child Care Facility Division said, "By introducing digital technology, we want to prevent a sad situation from happening."