Tag: Facial Recognition

London Metropolitan Police’s Facial Recognition Still has an 81% Error Rate

Any advancement in the technology world needs to be applauded. This is true even when it comes to disruptive yet controversial technologies such as facial recognition. The London Metropolitan Police has been using this technology for some time now and is noting some progress. Only eight in ten technology-based “hits” are incorrect, which is a notable improvement compared to several months ago.  Facial Recognition Isn’t Always the Answer Anyone who …
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More US Cities Seek to ban Facial Recognition Technology

While it seems evident facial recognition technology will become mainstream in the very near future, there will be some bumps along the road. More and more US cities are effectively banning this technology as a statement against mass surveillance. A very interesting turn of events, albeit it remains to be seen how many other locations decide to follow suit in the months and years ahead.  Oakland Might Make a Meaningful …
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Microsoft Refutes Idea of Selling Facial Recognition Solution for Blanket Surveillance

In the technology industry, there is a growing focus on facial recognition solutions. Governments and technology giants alike explore numerous opportunities in this regard. However, it seems not all companies are intent on selling their in-house developed technology to a government either. One surprising company on that list is Microsoft, as they have zero interest in offering facial recognition tech to law enforcement agencies. Microsoft Protects Users’ Privacy Anyone who …
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DHS Taps Facial Recognition Technology to Protect US Border Crossings

Any decision made by the Department of Homeland Security will be scrutinized, for obvious reasons. Earlier this week, the agency announced it plans to introduce technology capable of performing facial recognition of foreign nationals wherever people cross the US border by car. It’s an interesting decision, although there is sure to be a lot of negative feedback. DHS is a fan of Facial Recognition Technology No one is surprised to learn the Department …
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