Stories tagged: facial recognition
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Amazon announces its facial recognition program used by Washington state police can now detect emotion drawing concerns from privacy advocates.
Tue., July 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Downtown Spokane Partnership will offer up to $2,500 in matching rebates for property owners who make changes to their building’s exterior such as security cameras and blocking hidden spaces.
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs – including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots – that can be searched using facial recognition technology.
Fri., April 12, 2019
Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life – from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots – when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of …
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 3 a.m.
Two researchers say Amazon’s facial-recognition technology has a lot of trouble identifying darker-skinned women.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity – but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
Amazon’s facial-recognition tool misidentified 28 lawmakers as people arrested for a crime, study finds
Amazon’s facial recognition tools incorrectly identified Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and 27 other members of Congress as people arrested for a crime during a test commissioned by the American Civil …
Mon., July 23, 2018, 10 a.m.
The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against …
UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it’s too risky to leave to industry alone
Microsoft is calling for government regulation on facial-recognition software, one of its key technologies, saying such artificial intelligence is too important and potentially dangerous for tech giants to police themselves.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
A Florida police department said that it would not immediately renew a pilot program with Amazon.com for controversial facial recognition technology, a decision that civil rights advocates claimed as a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 8:12 p.m.
British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition.