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…

RIP Privacy: What Can We Learn From Clearview AI’s Security Botch-Up

Clearview AI, a facial recognition startup, has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Right from when its strategies were extensively covered, there has been a lot of attention regarding their controversial usage of public photos (reportedly…

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…

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…

YOLO Creator Quits AI Research Citing Ethical Concerns

The role of machine learning and its forecast of societal impacts have been oscillating between future haven of benevolent possibilities and exaggerated dystopia. The ethics of AI usage, the rationale behind research and its explainability have been one of the…

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…

A Facial Recognition System For India?

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) under the Government of India has released a tender asking for bidders to help create Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS). The objective is to leverage the power of facial recognition technology to make the security…

Should Facial Recognition Surveillance Be Banned?

Case I: The EU suggests a ban on the use of AI for mass surveillance or scoring of individuals, which has been quite a debated practice given that it collects varied data about citizens such as social media activities, criminal…

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