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ACLU Objects to Expansion of Facial Recognition by CBP

Dec 28, 2020 |

On November 9, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed a rule that would vastly expand its use of facial biometrics. Specifically, the notice proposes an expansion of biometric identity verification for non-US travelers both entering and exiting the US, including at airports, seaports, and land border crossings. Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

Face Masks Causing Problems for Facial Recognition, NIST Says

Jul 28, 2020 |

COVID-19 has apparently completed what AI ethicists started: Eliminating the public use of facial recognition technology. At least, that’s one possible conclusion that can be drawn from a new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which found that even the best facial recognition algorithms struggled to identify people wearing masks. Read more…

IBM To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Technology

Jun 9, 2020 |

In a nod to the national discussion on racial equality and law enforcement, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna yesterday announced that IBM will no longer sell facial recognition technology. He also called for greater transparency in use of body cameras worn by police and warned about the dangers of bias in AI systems used by law enforcement. Read more…

Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

Mar 16, 2020 |

Should facial recognition technology be banned? That question is getting renewed interest in the wake of revelations about Clearview AI’s use and potential abuse of the technology. But the debate over banning facial recognition is not as clear cut as it may appear—and banning the tech could make the situation worse, a technology expert tells Datanami. Read more…

Facial Recognition in the Ethical Crosshairs

Sep 16, 2019 |

Facial recognition has become one of the most visible forms of AI, thanks to recent advances in deep learning and neural networks that have increased the accuracy to unprecedented levels. Read more…

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