Can We Rely On Today’s Facial Recognition Technology To Be A Norm For The Future?

Due to the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic, facial recognition technology turned out to be beneficial for authorities to fight against the spread of the virus. To maintain social distancing, businesses and government agencies are taking the help of facial recognition…

How Has Facial Recognition Technology Adapted To The Pervasive Use Of Masks?

As millions don masks across the globe, the propitious future of facial recognition technology may be left hanging in the balance. In a departure from WHO guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic, people have started adopting the practice of wearing masks…

Top 7 Resources To Learn Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is arguably the most talked-about technology within the artificial intelligence landscape due to its wide range of applications and biased outputs. Several countries are adopting this technology for surveillance purposes, most notably China and India. Both are among…

Facial Recognition Compliance Debate Stirs Again As Microsoft Pulls Out Of AnyVision Deal

Microsoft’s M12 venture fund recently released a statement saying that they are divesting its shareholding in AnyVision, an Israeli startup that works on facial recognition technology. Microsoft made this decision after an audit by Eric Holder of Covington and Burling…

Washington Governor Signed Landmark Facial Recognition Law

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has recently signed landmark facial recognition legislation. This initiative is going to be the first US state law that ultimately limits the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. On the contrary, the civil rights…

Microsoft Pulls Back Investment From Facial Recognition Startup

After reports emerged of AnyVision helping the Israeli government to surveil the West Bank, M12-Microsoft’s venture capital arms has decided to pull back the minority investment out of the facial recognition startup. M12 invested an amount in Anyvision as a…

Indian Government Is Using Facial Recognition On Delhi Rioters

Home Minister Amit Shah, in the parliament, stated that facial recognition technology is being used to determine the people involved in the recent riot in the capital city of India. He went on to say that the results will be…

10 Face Datasets To Start Facial Recognition Projects

One of the major research areas, facial recognition has been adopted by governments and organisations for a few years now. Leading phone makers like Apple, Samsung, among others, have been integrating this technology into their smartphones for providing maximum security…

Why We Should Embrace Facial Recognition Rather Than Prohibiting It

Facial recognition technology has become the epicentre for outrage among people due to privacy concerns. While some governments consider it as a threat to civilian rights, others justify the deployment of facial recognition technologies to tackle crimes. Deemed as a…

How Facial Recognition Is Becoming The Indian Government’s New Best Friend

From hovering drones to hawk-eyed CCTV cameras, Indians by 2020 have become used to being surveilled. Facial recognition, one of the booming, yet controversial technologies, is being harnessed by the Government on a large scale. According to reports, the facial…

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