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K-State team eyes facial recognition technology for cattle

New technology being developed at Kansas State University will capitalize on the power of artificial intelligence to build a database of facial recognition technology for the cattle industry.

Just like humans, each cow in a herd has a set of unique facial features that modern technology can scan and later use to track the animal throughout its life.

In this video, K-State animal scientist KC Olson explains how this technology is being implemented and how it could contribute to a national disease animal traceability system. “It’s our hope there is going to be widespread enthusiasm and acceptance of this technology in the beef industry,” Olson said.

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