Controversial facial recognition company AnyVision raises $235M in Series C

AnyVision, an Israeli company that has garnered controversy for its technology that transforms passive cameras into active security systems to surveil and monitor crowds, adds a big funding round to the approximately $116M previously raised. The system, which is used by hospitals, schools and retailers including Macy’s and BP, uses AI and biometrics to identify individuals and assess behavior. It also has an ability to assess elevated temperature, which could be used for COVID-19 or other illness risk.