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Sky News to use artificial intelligence to identify Royal Wedding guests

In a week Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will stand in front of the world as the ceremony is broadcast internationally.

Sky News will be streaming the ceremony online, and viewers will have the assistance of Amazon to identify the array of guests from British Dukes to Hollywood royalty.

Amazon Rekognition is a cloud-based technology that compares faces in video and pictures through artificial intelligence.

Not only will viewers know you each guest is, “Who’s Who Live” will show facts about said guest as they enter St George’s Chapel.

The Washington Post reached out to Sky News to see if they have notified the guests that they will be using a facial recognition system, but as of this time, they have not responded.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on 19 May is not a State affair, and so diplomatic representatives will not be in attendance. Guests who have a personal relationship with the couple have been invited, along with members of the public to watch from outside the doors of St George’s Chapel.

It is expected that another 100,000 well-wishers will travel to Windsor from within the United Kingdom and across the world to take part in the historic moment.

To deal with the increase in people, the Thames Valley Police have released visible security measures that will be in place, such as number plate recognition technology, CCTV, and anti-terror vehicle barriers. There will also be a range of security measures not visible to the public.

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