Tag: facial recognition

Washington Privacy Act fails in state legislature, again

For the second year running, lawmakers in the state of Washington again failed to pass sweeping data privacy legislation. The Washington Privacy Act or SB 6281, which is akin to GPDR in the European Union or CCPA in California, would have regulated public and private facial recognition use and required testing and training in the […]

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Why the AI we rely on can’t get privacy right (yet)

While artificial intelligence (AI) powered technologies are now commonly appearing in many digital services we interact with on a daily basis, an often neglected truth is that few companies are actually building the underlying AI technology. A good example of this is facial recognition technology, which is exceptionally complex to build and requires millions upon […]

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AI Weekly: Coronavirus, facial recognition, and the future of privacy

Global cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus surpassed 100,000 today. As President Trump signs into law an $8.3 billion emergency aid package to address the coronavirus, the chief of the World Health Organization said yesterday that this is “a time for pulling out all the stops.” There are coronavirus cases in countries around the world, but […]

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Polish school hit with GDPR fine for using fingerprints to verify students’ lunch payments

A school in Poland has been fined €4,600 ($5,200) for breaching Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after it was found to be processing students’ fingerprint data to verify whether they had paid for school lunch. The news comes as biometric data harnessing programs around the world spark significant user privacy concerns. The unidentified school […]

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Computer vision joins the enterprise mainstream, but it’s a hot potato

Computer vision has been a key driver behind the artificial intelligence boom of the past two years. But it’s also come with significant controversy. Businesses need to be aware of the potential risks, while still taking full advantage of the huge benefits it’s providing across many business use cases. Computer vision technology allows computers to […]

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Here’s the File Clearview AI Has Been Keeping on Me, and Probably on You Too

After a recent, extensive, and rather withering bout of bad press, the facial recognition company Clearview AI has changed its homepage, which now touts all the things it says its technology can do, and a few things it can’t. Clearview’s system, the company says, is “an after-the-fact research tool. Clearview is not a surveillance system […]

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ProBeat: Clearview AI’s short slippery slope

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI is best known for two things: its facial recognition algorithm that lets you upload a photo to compare with its database of potential matches and that the company created said database by scraping over 3 billion images from user profiles on Microsoft’s LinkedIn, Twitter, Venmo, Google’s YouTube, and other websites. […]

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Pope Francis joins IBM and Microsoft in call for AI regulation

(Reuters) — The Vatican joined forces with tech giants Microsoft and IBM on Friday to promote the ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI) and call for regulation of intrusive technologies such as facial recognition. The three said AI should respect privacy, work reliably and without bias, consider human rights, and operate transparently. Pope Francis, who […]

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ICE warrantless facial recognition searches trigger Maryland bill

A few weeks ago, Maribel Cortez was at home in Rockville, Maryland with her five kids and husband when one of her kids opened the door. ICE officers then arrested her husband in front of them. “They didn’t give any explanation. It wasn’t until they were detaining him and putting him in the car that […]

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U.K.’s top cop calls for government to legislate police use of AI

(Reuters) — Britain’s most senior police officer on Monday called on the government to create a legal framework for police use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Speaking about live facial recognition, which police in London started using in January, London police chief Cressida Dick said that she welcomed the government’s 2019 manifesto pledge […]

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deepfake video of elon musk and jeff bezos in star trek surfaces online

internet content producer who goes by the alias thefakening released a video of today’s tech moguls, jeff bezos and elon musk, featuring in a scene of the original star trek movie – ‘the cage’ on youtube. combining artificial intelligence with high budget facial recognition computer graphic equipments, thefakening seamlessly manipulates the faces and voices of […]

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UCLA Abandons Plans to Use Facial Recognition After Backlash

Ahead of a national day of action led by digital rights group Fight for the Future, UCLA has abandoned its plans to become the first university in the United States to adopt facial recognition technology. In a statement shared with Fight for the Future’s Deputy Director Evan Greer, UCLA’s Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck said […]

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face ID compatible surgical masks look just like you and can unlock your devices

these N95 respiratory masks have been designed to work with facial recognition software and are custom-printed with your face. wearing a mask often makes it difficult for your phone to access your biometric data, so designer danielle baskin imagined the ‘face ID’ mask as an alternative. those interested in the ‘face ID’ mask need only […]

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U.S. Senators propose facial recognition moratorium for federal government

Two Democratic U.S. Senators today proposed legislation that requires a moratorium on facial recognition use by federal agencies, government employees, and law enforcement until a Congressional commission can act to recommend guidelines and place limits on use of the technology. The bill, titled named the Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence Act, is being introduced today […]

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U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people

This morning in a hearing before House lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials detailed the administration’s use of facial recognition technologies across the country. It was the second such hearing to date — the first took place in July 2019 — and it followed less than a month after the agency’s […]

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Driving Dystopia: License Plate Readers Are Becoming Increasingly Common

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AI Weekly: Calls for facial recognition moratorium highlight need for protection from surveillance tech

The debate over whether to ban or place moratoriums on the use of facial recognition started last year in cities like San Francisco, but the debate reignited this week when Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he’s open to a moratorium on facial recognition. “It [facial recognition regulation] can be immediate, but maybe there’s […]

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London police deploy real-time facial recognition cameras

(Reuters) — British police are to start operational use of live facial recognition cameras in London, despite warnings over privacy from rights groups and concerns expressed by the government’s own surveillance watchdog. “The use of live facial recognition technology will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London,” the city’s Metropolitan Police said in […]

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Google and Microsoft spar over EU plan to ban facial recognition

(Reuters) — The EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith. While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said […]

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From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary season, you might’ve missed it, but it was also a momentous week for facial recognition regulation. A bipartisan group in Congress […]

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EU mulls 5-year ban on facial recognition tech in public spaces

(Reuters) — The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters. The plan by the EU’s executive — set out in an 18-page white paper — comes amid a global […]

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