Recognition

Facial Recognition, a 2-Hour Marathon, and More News

Cities struggle to regulate facial-recognition technology, Eliud Kipchoge prepares for an epic race, and Tern’s new folding bike makes getting around a snap. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s Headlines Cities examine proper—and improper—uses …

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California bans law enforcement from using facial recognition software for the next 3 years

California lawmakers today passed a bill placing a three-year state-wide moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies. AB 1215, The Body Camera Accountability Act, was introduced earlier this year by assemblymember Phil Tang, a Democrat. Both San Francisco and Oakland previously passed similar bills preventing the use of facial recognition …

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US Government Blacklists 28 Chinese Facial Recognition and AI Companies

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new batch of Chinese companies are waking up to the harsh reality of US technology bans today. The US Commerce Department has updated its “Entity List” with 28 more Chinese firms, most of which are known for producing AI …

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Google exploited homeless black people to develop the Pixel 4’s facial recognition AI

The US city of Atlanta, Georgia alleged last week that contractors working on behalf of Google used confusing, aggressive tactics to exploit black people in order to obtain their likeness for facial recognition AI research. Now Google‘s responded, saying the contractors were conducting work related to the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature, and that it’s suspended …

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Bizarre Wearable Face Projector Can be Used to Fool Facial Recognition Systems – TechEBlog

Photo credit: Jing-Cai LiuLet’s face it, facial recognition systems will soon be installed just about everywhere for surveillance purposes, but those looking to defeat them might have to resort to extreme measures, such as this wearable face projector by Jing-Cai Liu. This invention is exactly as it sounds, or a headband of sorts equipped with …

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Rashida Tlaib is not alone in believing facial recognition is biased

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) touched off controversy by suggesting the Detroit Police Department should let only African Americans analyze facial recognition results. (Alex Edelman/Bloomberg) When Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was invited to tour the Detroit Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center, the purpose was to explain how officers use facial recognition when policing the streets …

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