Finding Rover: Facial recognition for lost pets


THEY’RE GOING AFTER… AND WHY. KRISTIN: PLUS RECODE KNOXVILLE… UP FOR DEBATE… THE PUSHBACK… THE TALK OF DELAY… LIVE COVERAGE. – RIGHT NOW AT 5. BO: GOOD EVENING, I’M BO WILLIAMS… KRISTIN: KRISTIN FARLEY. KRISTIN: A PICTURE OF YOUR PET COULD HELP BRING THAT FOUR- LEGGED FRIEND HOME IF THEY GO MISSING. BO: BUT THIS IS WAY MORE THAN A MISSING DOG POSTER TACKED UP TO A TELEPHONE POLE. THE IDEA HAS GONE HIGH TECH WITH THE ADVENT OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY. KRISTIN: YESTERDAY WE LEARNED THAT YOUNG WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER WAS PARTNERING WITH A DATABASE PROVIDER CALLED FINDING ROVER. OTHER AREA SHELTERS HAVE BEEN TRYING THIS IDEA FOR A WHILE… WATE 6 ON YOUR SIDE REPORTER LAURA HALM… KRSITIN: SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS …NEW AT FIVE THERE’S A LOST AND FOUND AT YOUNG-WILLIAMS… NAT POP WHERE POSTER AFTER POSTER… OF PETS… ARE WANTED… BACK HOME… COURTNEY KLIMAN – YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER 01:07-01:14 “PEOPLE ARE DEVASTATED. IT’S A SCARY THING.” BUT NOW… INSTEAD OF PICTURES… JUST HERE… STAFFERS ARE TAKING PICTURES… OF EVERY ANIMAL… AND UPLOADING IT HERE… COURTNEY KLIMAN – YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER 01:07-01:14 “WE’RE REALLY HAPPY FOR IT.” TO FINDING ROVER… COURTNEY KLIMAN – YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER 00:40-00;52 “IT’S REALLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY THAT MEASURES CERTAIN DIMENSIONS ON THE FACE AND SO ONCE YOU UPLOAD A PICTURE OF YOUR PET, IT’S ABLE TO SCAN ALL PETS IN THE REGION THAT MAY BE SIMILAR AND MATCH.” THE APP… ALLOWS USERS TO SEARCH FOR MISSING DOGS VIA SMARTPHONE OR COMPUTER…. YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER SAYING… THEIR LARGEST IN-TAKE IS STRAY ANIMALS… TERESA HAMLET – BLAINE 00;59-01:06 “IF I EVER LOST ANY OF MY ANIMALS IT WOULD KILL ME SO BAD. THEY’RE LIKE MY CHILDREN.” ONCE A DOG… OR CAT… IS REGISTERED… THEY’RE PROTECTED FOR LIFE… COURTNEY KLIMAN – YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER 00;26-00:36 “SO WHEN THEY GO OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY, IF THAT PET WERE TO BE LOST ALL THE OWNER WOULD HAVE TO DO IS DOWNLOAD THIS APP AS ANOTHER RESOURCE TO POTENTIALLY BE REUNITED WITH THEIR PET.” STAFFERS SAY FINDING ROVER… IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR MICRO-CHIPPING… COURTNEY KLIMAN – YOUNG-WILLIAMS ANIMAL CENTER “IT’S A FREE TOOL FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.” NAT POP TERESA HAMLET – BLAINE 01:46-01:54 “I THINK THAT’S GREAT.” THIS APP IS ANOTHER RESOURCE… BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY ANIMALS THAT GET LOST… TERESA HAMLET – BLAINE 01:46-01:54 “AND ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS GET HOME, BUT SOMETIMES THEY JUST CAN’T FIND THEIR WAY.” LAURA: JUST UP THE ROAD — ANDERSON COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL… HAS BEEN USING THE FINDING ROVER APP SINCE 2017… A PICTURE OF EVERY DOG ENTERING THE HOLDING FACILITY… IS TAKEN AND THEY’RE REGISTERED FOR OWNERS TO SEARCH… KRISTIN: SOMETHING ELSE TO POINT OUT — THIS APP WORKS IF YOU’VE FOUND A LOST PET… BO: TO SIGN UP YOUR DOG OR CAT… WE’VE GOT LINKS ON OUR WEBSITE… W-A-T-E DOT COM… JUST CLICK ON THE AS SEEN ON SECTION… KRISTIN: NEW AT FIVE… TENNESSEE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL SUING ANOTHER OPIOID MAKER… FILING SUIT IN KNOX COUNTY COURT.

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