Facial recognition for dogs reunites lost pets with owners

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Putting up 'Have you seen this dog?' posters around the local neighborhood can only have limited success when a pet has gone missing. A new platform called PiP aims to create a photographic database of found dogs and cats, using facial recognition technology to help match them with lost ones. Pet owners downloading the free iOS app pay an annual subscription of USD 18 in order to keep their dog or cat registered on the PiP system, which holds details such as their name, location, size and gender, and most crucially clear images of the animal's face. Users can create…

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