Latest facial recognition publications
Data regulators in the UK and Australia have announced a joint investigation into practices of facial recognition app Clearview AI.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) said they are looking into the firm’s use of data “scraped” from the internet.
IBM will no longer sell general-purpose facial recognition technology or continue research and development in the controversial area.
IBM CEO Krishna, whose company has been at the forefront of facial recognition innovation, announced the sweeping changes in a letter to US Congress today, citing issues of “racial profiling” amid protests against the treatment of African Americans that have swept America, and further afield, following the horrific murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.
An EU proposal to temporarily ban facial recognition technology has divided opinion in the upper echelons of the techsphere, with leaders from Google and Microsoft offering divergent responses to the proposed bill.
Alphabet chief executive Sundar Pichai was quick to back the proposal, that leaked online this week, over concerns the technology could be misused. Meanwhile, Microsoft President and chief legal officer Brad Smith said an outright ban would be a step too far and called for a more measured response.
The system was deployed even though the Home Office knew it struggled with very light or very dark skin tones.
An online passport photo checking system was launched by the Home Office despite it being aware that the technology struggled with very light or very dark skin tones, it has emerged.
Facial recognition technology and 3D athlete-tracking to enhance the viewing experience of the Olympic Games will be used during Tokyo 2020, Intel has said.
The computer chip-maker, which is a leading partner of the major international multi-sport event, will be able to identify more than 300,000 people at the Games in Japan, including athletes, volunteers, media and other staff.