India uses AI, facial recognition-based tool to weed out over 3.6 Mn fraudulent phone numbers


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India used an artificial intelligence and facial recognition-based solution to disconnect more than 36 lakh mobile connections, which were obtained using fake or forged documents, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said at the launch of the Sanchar Saathi web portal today. The tool called ASTR was deployed to assess more than 87 crore mobile connections in its ‘first phase’.