The US government wants an algorithm that detects criminal's tattoos. They hope to be able to scan images obtained from security cameras for tattoos that will help them identify criminals. To obtain that algorithm, the government is hosting a competition called Tatt-C in which programmers compete to make the most effective program. A Tatt-C workshop was held in Gaithersburg, Maryland this past Monday that included sessions on graffiti and tattoos, biometric, the advantages of having more data, and how tattoo identification can help rescue child victims. 

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