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Time to ban facial recognition technology, says Liberty

Civil liberties campaign group Liberty has described facial recognition technology as "arsenic in the water of democracy" and has called on law enforcement agencies to stop using controversial imaging platforms.

Microsoft removes a database of millions of facial images

Earlier in the week Microsoft removed a database of more than ten million faces. The database was used to test and train facial recognition algorithms. The database was known as MS Celeb.

Amazon holds off Rekognition revolt

Amazon, and supporters of facial recognition software, have succeeded in defeating a shareholder-led Rekognition revolt by a large margin. Rekognition is Amazon's proprietary facial recognition technology.

Is that a bobcat? Only AI can truly tell

Here’s a conundrum: when is a bobcat not a bobcat? Here’s a second: when is a bobcat in fact a copycat, like a lynx? From a distance and in the wild interpreting such observations is not easy. AI can help with this.

Is there racial and gender bias in Amazon Rekognition AI?

A new study using algorithmic auditing, which is a key strategy to expose systematic biases embedded in software platforms, has raised concerns with Amazon's Rekognition AI in terms of racial and gender bias.

Q&A: Vibrational biometric system for identity recognition Special

Neurophysiologist Martin Zizi has invented a new form of biometric technology that is almost impossible to crack or hack. The system uses the human nervous system as its method of authentication.

Q&A: Where is biometric technology heading next? Special

Facial recognition has its supporters and detractors. Is facial recognition as force for good in solving crimes or a violation of human rights? Are other types of biometrics better suited? Martin Zizi of NeuroPrint weighs in.

Amazon facial recognition software may be racially biased

The use of facial recognition technology is becoming more common, ostensibly used by security firms for security purposes. There are concerns that some forms of software contain biases, a charge leveled against Amazon's version - Rekognition.

Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts

Singapore is considering fixing surveillance cameras to the top of over 100,000 lampposts. The aim is to assist authorities with picking out and recognizing faces in crowds across the island-state. Not all are happy about the situation.

Facial recognition adopted for Rugby World Cup

NEC facial recognition is to be adopted for the ninth Rugby World Cup, which takes place from 20 September to 2 November 2019 in Japan.

New consumer app to control biometric information: Q&A Special have developed a consumer app to help people control how others can use their biometric information - particularly for facial recognition technologies. Arturo Falck, the co-founder and CEO of explains more.

Campaign group puts case against facial recognition

London - Facial recognition technologies are growing in sophistication and are becoming increasingly used by governments and companies to identify individuals. While some support the enhanced security, others, like Liberty, express concerns.

New facial recognition tool finds all your social media profiles

Researchers have created a new facial recognition tool that tracks targets across social media networks to create a comprehensive list of all available online profiles.

Facial recognition is set to disrupt agriculture

Biometrics and facial recognition are not just for recognizing and interpreting human characteristics. Technology is becoming available for agriculture, allowing farmers to differentiate animals and to study crop patterns.

Video-based facial recognition for businesses: Interview Special

Facial recognition technology is making headlines as the debate on privacy vs. security grows. How advanced is the technology and what is it being used for? A leading expert provides some answers.

Canadian researchers develop privacy filter for photos

Toronto - Researchers have developed an algorithm that protects users' privacy through a process that dynamically disrupts the types of facial recognition tools designed to identify faces in photographs.

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

Orlando begins testing Amazon's facial recognition in public

Orlando - Orlando's police have started using Amazon's controversial Rekognition facial detection system. Initially the police service said the trial was confined to its headquarters; it's not admitted the technology is in use on the streets.

Facial recognition to be used by Sky News at Prince Harry wedding

Sky News has announced that it will use facial recognition to identify celebrities and other luminaries at the forthcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Face recognition technology works at night

A new type of facial recognition technology has been developed to works in the dark, allowing night-time recognition and identification of a people.

Growth of facial recognition software in China

Of all the counties in the word, China appears to be making the greatest use of facial recognition software, both in the public and private spheres. A new report charts the growth of image scanning systems that aim to improve security.

Digital innovations in facial recognition: Interview Special

Face recognition is increasingly being used in crowded spaces, such as to replace a boarding pass and shorten time at customs or to identify terror suspects to prevent public threats. To see where the technology is heading next, we spoke with FaceFirst.

Windows 10 facial recognition tricked by printed photo

Microsoft silently released an update for Windows 10 to patch an embarrassing flaw in its Windows Hello biometric authentication system. Researchers discovered Windows Hello's facial recognition could be reliably bypassed using a specially printed photo.

Pornhub uses AI and machine learning to tag porn stars

Adult entertainment site Pornhub is now using artificial intelligence along with facial recognition to automatically catalog its nearly five million videos. The site had previously depended on viewers and uploaders to manually tag the videos.

Facial recognition technology needs to know your age

Nanded - To be really effective the use of facial recognition technology needs to be able to assess the age of the person access a computer system. A new approach for machine learning and age assessment has been announced.

3D selfie for face and emotion recognition

Nottingham - Technologists have developed technology that is capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the so-called '3-D selfie'. The technology will have several business applications.

AI-powered face recognition: Should we be worried?

Security experts have warned AI face recognition technology could create mass-scale privacy invasions as robots silently monitor you while you walk the streets. There are concerns "disguised facial identification" tech might erode personal anonymity.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has facial recognition — but don't use it

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is an amazing phone with a horrible flaw. Out of the slew of new features in the device, the Galaxy S8's facial recognition software is the biggest cause for concern.

Microsoft says QWERTY keyboards 'will die out' in the near future

A Microsoft executive responsible for predicting future technologies ahead of time has said the QWERTY keyboard is set to die out in the face of emerging input methods. Microsoft expects voice input, gesture tracking and facial recognition to take over.

New software lets computers identify pixelated faces

A group of researchers have demonstrated that computers capable of machine learning are able to successfully identify people with their faces pixelated in images. It could spell an end for one of the easiest ways to remove a person from photos.
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AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept:  Through a mixture of te...
AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept: "Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity," AVG said.
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A conceptual illustration for thermal-to-visible synthesis for interoperability with existing visibl...
A conceptual illustration for thermal-to-visible synthesis for interoperability with existing visible-based facial recognition systems.
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High-fashion mannequins.
Computer system with pre-prorgammed operators  recognizable by their faces  on show at Pharmig  Slov...
Computer system with pre-prorgammed operators, recognizable by their faces, on show at Pharmig, Slovenia, March 2019.
Facial recognition technology  from a contamination control event in Slovenia.
Facial recognition technology, from a contamination control event in Slovenia.
File photo: Facial-recognition screens analysing candid shots of conference attendees are scattered ...
File photo: Facial-recognition screens analysing candid shots of conference attendees are scattered around an exhibition hall.
Researchers in U of T Engineering have designed a  privacy filter  that disrupts facial recognition ...
Researchers in U of T Engineering have designed a 'privacy filter' that disrupts facial recognition algorithms. The system relies on two AI-created algorithms: one performing continuous face detection, and another designed to disrupt the first.
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Pornhub’s machine learning models will improve over time as users verify its guesses.
Pornhub’s machine learning models will improve over time as users verify its guesses.

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