facial recognition software

Apple iPhone X creates and shares biometric scans of users’ faces; privacy advocates are worried

Apple’s new iPhone X creates detailed 3D models of users’ faces to unlock the phone. But that’s not the only way the images are used. Apple can…
Order burgers with your face with this restaurant's facial recognition kiosk

Order burgers with your face with this restaurant's facial recognition kiosk

Why bother trying to describe your perfect, nitpicky burger over the counter when you could just order one with your face? Caliburger launched a new point-of-sale system on Tuesday that lets customers
Got A.I? Facial recognition now works on cows, with goal of better milk

Got A.I? Facial recognition now works on cows, with goal of better milk

A camera system could be all dairy farmers need to monitor the health of the herd using a new system that recognizes and tracks each individual cow. The A.I. system is designed to spot health problems
Sunglasses, masks won’t fool this facial recognition — and it’s cheaper to run

Sunglasses, masks won’t fool this facial recognition — and it’s cheaper to run

Panasonic says their new facial recognition software is up to five times more accurate thanks to the ability to adjust for sunglasses, surgical masks, and age. Oh, and A.I. is helping keep the costs
Look out, Face ID: This hat can fool facial recognition

Look out, Face ID: This hat can fool facial recognition

You're going down, Face ID. Researchers from Fudan University in China, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Indiana University, and Alibaba Inc. have created a baseball cap that can reliably fool

Zuckerberg urges privacy carve outs to compete with China

Facebook’s founder said last month that the company is open to being regulated. But today he got asked by the US senate what sort of legislative changes he would (and wouldn’t) like to see as a fix
Live Nation to roll out facial recognition at events, and we're not cheering

Live Nation to roll out facial recognition at events, and we're not cheering

One day after the President of the United States proclaimed the new holiday of state "Loyalty Day," a conglomerate has made an announcement about its ability to track the faces and movements of its
Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU

Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU

Amazon hasn’t exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already being
Michael Cohen Flips? World Coup 2018 6.13.18

Michael Cohen Flips? World Coup 2018 6.13.18

In episode 168, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Billy Wayne Davis to discuss Michael Cohen and the fact that he'll probably most likely flip, Rod Rosenstein calling on congressional Republicans
Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement

Facial recognition software is not ready for use by law enforcement

Recent news of Amazon’s engagement with law enforcement to provide facial recognition surveillance (branded "Rekognition"), along with the almost unbelievable news of China’s use of the technology,
Juggalo makeup, cops don’t know how it works

Juggalo makeup, cops don’t know how it works

Maybe Insane Clown Posse isn’t your thing, but if you’re headed to a protest any time soon, you might want to consider that familiar black and white makeup. Two years ago, a Georgetown Law report
AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

Today Microsoft president Brad Smith called for federal regulation of facial recognition software. Smith offered few constructive suggestions about how this regulation should be shaped, but here are a
Kairos wants to stop cryptocurrency theft with facial recognition software

Kairos wants to stop cryptocurrency theft with facial recognition software

EXCLUSIVE: Facial recognition company Kairos today announced the release of the Kairos Protocol, a biometrics verification system for cryptocurrency transactions to prevent theft through blockchain
Congress members demand answers from Amazon about facial recognition software

Congress members demand answers from Amazon about facial recognition software

When we called the ACLU’s Amazon’s Rekognition press release an “attention-grabbing stunt” when we wrote about it earlier today, well, consider that attention grabbed. Several Democratic members of

Free Facial Recognition Tool Can Track People Across Social Media Sites

Security researchers at Trustwave have released a new open-source tool that uses facial recognition technology to locate targets across numerous social media networks on a large scale.Dubbed Social
Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans

As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could create an intelligence of pure
AI Weekly: AI is getting political in Washington, and it’s about time

AI Weekly: AI is getting political in Washington, and it’s about time

Amid rage brewing on both sides of the political spectrum over testimony by Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it would be understandable if you missed some significant artificial
UK Supermarkets Will Test Using Facial Recognition to Verify Alcohol Buyers’ Age, Report Claims

UK Supermarkets Will Test Using Facial Recognition to Verify Alcohol Buyers’ Age, Report Claims

Select self-service checkouts at supermarkets in the UK will “very soon” be equipped with cameras and facial recognition software, according to the Telegraph. They’ll reportedly use tech from British
Facial recognition software finds 78% of speakers at tech events are men

Facial recognition software finds 78% of speakers at tech events are men

Tech and venture capital events rank among those least likely to have women speakers, according to an analysis of events in 23 countries by Bizzabo.
Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

Five years and one pivot later, Trueface emerges with a promise for better facial recognition tech

Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni didn’t initially intend to develop a new standalone facial recognition technology when they first got started developing the technology that would become their new