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U.S. Army Employs Machine Learning for Deepfake Detection

Chances are, you’ve heard about deepfakes: convincing and easy-to-manufacture facial imposition and manipulation tools that allow even moderately tech-savvy individuals to, for instance, falsify realistic video clips o Read more…

ACLU Objects to Expansion of Facial Recognition by CBP

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 n Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

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 th Read more…

Face Masks Causing Problems for Facial Recognition, NIST Says

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 In Read more…

IBM To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Technology

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 i Read more…

Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

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 re Read more…

Facial Recognition in the Ethical Crosshairs

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. However, despite the progress, f Read more…

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