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Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts

Singapore is considering fixing surveillance cameras to the top of over 100,000 lampposts. The aim is to assist authorities with picking out and recognizing faces in crowds across the island-state. Not all are happy about the situation.

Facial recognition adopted for Rugby World Cup

NEC facial recognition is to be adopted for the ninth Rugby World Cup, which takes place from 20 September to 2 November 2019 in Japan.

New consumer app to control biometric information: Q&A Special have developed a consumer app to help people control how others can use their biometric information - particularly for facial recognition technologies. Arturo Falck, the co-founder and CEO of explains more.

Campaign group puts case against facial recognition

London - Facial recognition technologies are growing in sophistication and are becoming increasingly used by governments and companies to identify individuals. While some support the enhanced security, others, like Liberty, express concerns.

New facial recognition tool finds all your social media profiles

Researchers have created a new facial recognition tool that tracks targets across social media networks to create a comprehensive list of all available online profiles.

Facial recognition is set to disrupt agriculture

Biometrics and facial recognition are not just for recognizing and interpreting human characteristics. Technology is becoming available for agriculture, allowing farmers to differentiate animals and to study crop patterns.

Video-based facial recognition for businesses: Interview Special

Facial recognition technology is making headlines as the debate on privacy vs. security grows. How advanced is the technology and what is it being used for? A leading expert provides some answers.

Canadian researchers develop privacy filter for photos

Toronto - Researchers have developed an algorithm that protects users' privacy through a process that dynamically disrupts the types of facial recognition tools designed to identify faces in photographs.

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

Orlando begins testing Amazon's facial recognition in public

Orlando - Orlando's police have started using Amazon's controversial Rekognition facial detection system. Initially the police service said the trial was confined to its headquarters; it's not admitted the technology is in use on the streets.

Facial recognition to be used by Sky News at Prince Harry wedding

Sky News has announced that it will use facial recognition to identify celebrities and other luminaries at the forthcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Face recognition technology works at night

A new type of facial recognition technology has been developed to works in the dark, allowing night-time recognition and identification of a people.

Growth of facial recognition software in China

Of all the counties in the word, China appears to be making the greatest use of facial recognition software, both in the public and private spheres. A new report charts the growth of image scanning systems that aim to improve security.

Digital innovations in facial recognition: Interview Special

Face recognition is increasingly being used in crowded spaces, such as to replace a boarding pass and shorten time at customs or to identify terror suspects to prevent public threats. To see where the technology is heading next, we spoke with FaceFirst.

Windows 10 facial recognition tricked by printed photo

Microsoft silently released an update for Windows 10 to patch an embarrassing flaw in its Windows Hello biometric authentication system. Researchers discovered Windows Hello's facial recognition could be reliably bypassed using a specially printed photo.

Pornhub uses AI and machine learning to tag porn stars

Adult entertainment site Pornhub is now using artificial intelligence along with facial recognition to automatically catalog its nearly five million videos. The site had previously depended on viewers and uploaders to manually tag the videos.

Facial recognition technology needs to know your age

Nanded - To be really effective the use of facial recognition technology needs to be able to assess the age of the person access a computer system. A new approach for machine learning and age assessment has been announced.

3D selfie for face and emotion recognition

Nottingham - Technologists have developed technology that is capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the so-called '3-D selfie'. The technology will have several business applications.

AI-powered face recognition: Should we be worried?

Security experts have warned AI face recognition technology could create mass-scale privacy invasions as robots silently monitor you while you walk the streets. There are concerns "disguised facial identification" tech might erode personal anonymity.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has facial recognition — but don't use it

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is an amazing phone with a horrible flaw. Out of the slew of new features in the device, the Galaxy S8's facial recognition software is the biggest cause for concern.

Microsoft says QWERTY keyboards 'will die out' in the near future

A Microsoft executive responsible for predicting future technologies ahead of time has said the QWERTY keyboard is set to die out in the face of emerging input methods. Microsoft expects voice input, gesture tracking and facial recognition to take over.

New software lets computers identify pixelated faces

A group of researchers have demonstrated that computers capable of machine learning are able to successfully identify people with their faces pixelated in images. It could spell an end for one of the easiest ways to remove a person from photos.

Fed's tattoo identification system raises 1st amendment questions

The FBI's plan to compile a database of over 100,000 tattoo images, sourced from prison and law enforcement files has come up against the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit that defends civil liberties in the digital world.

Only a Rembrandt could create a Rembrandt, unless it's a computer

Amsterdam - Computers today are capable of doing many things we never dreamed possible. They are able to drive cars, master complicated games and even send a rocket to Mars. But paint like Rembrandt Van Rijn? We can now say, yes.

MasterCard 'Selfie Pay' will let you blink to make purchases

Credit card provider MasterCard has announced it has begun rolling out a new biometric authentication technology previously known as Selfie Pay. It will allow card holders to complete transactions by scanning their face or providing a fingerprint.

Lost your dog? Finding Rover can be much easier with this app

Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology. John Polimeno, developer of the app, was sitting in a coffee shop when he noticed the ever ubiquitous "lost dog" poster.

The faces of sleep loss Special

Berkeley - Everyone knows that not getting enough sleep can make you feel rundown and irritable the next day. Sleep loss is associated with impaired memory and anxiety and can even heighten the risk of obesity.

FBI's flawed facial recognition program fully operational

Civil right and privacy advocates are concerned over the FBI's recent announcement that a flawed facial recognition software program is now fully operational.

Facial recognition apps banned from Google Glass

A few nights ago, Google announced that it has decided to ban facial recognition apps from Google Glass, after people expressed concerns about it.

Store mannequins 'spy' on you while you shop

Some retailers are using facial recognition in a unique way. They have installed mannequins that have a camera in the eye sockets that can watch your every move while you shop.
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Researchers in U of T Engineering have designed a  privacy filter  that disrupts facial recognition ...
Researchers in U of T Engineering have designed a 'privacy filter' that disrupts facial recognition algorithms. The system relies on two AI-created algorithms: one performing continuous face detection, and another designed to disrupt the first.
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A conceptual illustration for thermal-to-visible synthesis for interoperability with existing visible-based facial recognition systems.
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Pornhub’s machine learning models will improve over time as users verify its guesses.
Pornhub’s machine learning models will improve over time as users verify its guesses.
AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept:  Through a mixture of te...
AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept: "Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity," AVG said.
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High-fashion mannequins.

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