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Brian Brackeen of Kairos on the importance of artificial intelligence recognizing black faces

Facial recognition technology has trouble recognizing dark faces. Joy Buolamwini of M.I.T.’s Media Lab explained this in a YouTube video in February, …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers design inconspicuous eyeglasses that trick facial recognition systems

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a method of creating inconspicuous …

New algorithm helps turn low-resolution images into detailed photos, ‘CSI’-style

Anyone who has ever worked with image files knows that, unlike the fictional world of shows like <i>CSI</i>, there’s no easy way to take a low-resolution …

Machine Learning

PornHub uses computer vision to ID actors, acts in its videos

They say porn adopts new technologies first and PornHub [NSFW], a site that is as NSFW as it sounds, is proving that old adage true. The site – which receives 80 million visitors a day – found that its old, antiquated methods of tagging videos by hand was not sufficient.<p>Rather than hire someone to …

Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications — such as virtually trying on clothes or photorealistic avatars for gaming.<p>One source suggested the price-tag Amazon paid for …

Moscow officially turns on facial recognition for its city-wide camera network

Like many cities, Moscow has an enormous network of CCTV cameras, but unlike many cities, thousands of those cameras are now hooked up to a powerful facial recognition system that can track criminals (and trash collectors) wherever they go. The privacy implications are serious, of course, but a …

UB researchers have developed heart scan authentication system

A University of Buffalo-led research team has developed a contactless authentication system that can scan the dimensions of a user’s heart as an …

Cubic developing subway ticketing system that uses facial recognition, palm vein scanning

Cubic Transportation Systems, the US firm that developed London’s Oyster card technology, is developing new ticketing systems that use facial …

Apple worked with Hollywood mask makers to make sure the iPhone X's facial-recognition system can't be fooled easily

Given how much important stuff we all carry on our smartphones, that makes it really important that the new device, dubbed the iPhone X, can distinguish your face not only from someone else's, but from a copy.<p>The iPhone X doesn't have a home button like past iPhones, and so it doesn't have a …

D-ID’s tech protects your privacy by confounding face recognition algorithms

Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology. Not only is this a privacy concern, but it also presents a potential liability for companies that need to protect personal data. D-ID, a startup currently taking part …

U.S. government lab develops in-car facial recognition solution

At the request of US Customs and Border Patrol, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a new facial recognition system intended for use at land …

Blippar’s machine learning tech can identify cars better than you can

Do you think you know cars?<p>Well, Blippar’s new machine learning technology is ready to take you on, as the augmented reality/visual search company is today announcing automotive recognition tech.<p>In other words, Blippar’s AI can identify the make, model and year of any U.S. car made in 2000 or …

EyeLock issued patent for single camera system to acquire iris and face biometrics

EyeLock has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,646,217 relating to a single camera system designed to acquire iris and face image biometrics by adjusting …

Biometrics

Ram Group releases full-body biometric authentication technology

Singapore-based technology firm Ram Group has released a full body authentication (FBA) solution based on a new quantum-state sensor that is based on …

Information Systems

With AI investments, Taser could use its body camera division for predictive policing

After announcing that it would shift some of its emphasis away from non-lethal weapons to police body cameras, for a fleeting moment it felt like the company synonymous with sticks that electrocute people was showing an interest in police accountability. Analysis from the Intercept and a 2017 “Law …

MIT’s wireless walking speed measurement is way more accurate than a Fitbit

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has figured out a way of measuring walking speed to within 95 and 99 percent accuracy — all without requiring a wearable or other on-body measurement device. The tech uses wireless signals, dubbed “WiGait” by the research team, sent out by …

3M to exhibit facial recognition solutions at ISC West

In a Q&A interview with Security Sales & Integration, 3M global business manager Christopher Ede discussed how 3M will be exhibiting its facial …

Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines

Last year, a Russian startup announced that it could scan the faces of people passing by Moscow’s thousands of CCTV cameras and pick out wanted …

Researchers develop authentication method based on lip motion

Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University have developed a “lip motion password”, which depends on the motions of an individual’s lips to generate …

MSU researchers investigate how aging can affect facial recognition systems

Michigan State University researchers are trying to determine to what extent aging can affect the performance of automatic facial recognition systems …

Paying With Your Face

Shortly after walking through the door at Face++, a Chinese startup valued at roughly a billion dollars, I see my face, unshaven and looking a bit …

How Facial Recognition is Shaping the Future of Marketing Innovation | Inc.com

Facial recognition technology is something that most of us take for granted. We've casually noticed that our smartphones now organize photos by people, or that Facebook somehow always knows the right friends to tag. But until recently, most people haven't realized that this technology is less of a …

Artificial Intelligence

KLM, Schiphol airport pilot facial recognition-based boarding system

KLM and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have begun a voluntary biometrics-based boarding program that identifies passengers using facial recognition …

Air France-KLM

Criminals beware! Google's AI can now identify faces from heavily pixellated images

Two artificial intelligence systems built by Google are able to transform a heavily pixellated, low quality, image into a clear photo or a person or …

How MI5's scientists work to identify future terrorists

<b>Ever heard of the BSU (behavioural science unit)? No, neither had I, until recently. But it turns out that this secretive, specialised unit, embedded within the UK security service, MI5, is absolutely integral to every single terrorist investigation.</b><p>These are not spooks with a smattering of …

Sighthound cloud-based AI vehicle detection solution features facial recognition

Sighthound, Inc. released a new AI-based vehicle detection and recognition engine for its Sighthound Cloud API service, which can analyze an image …

Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

We’re all curious to see whether Light’s crazy 16-lens camera can live up to its own hype, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for the already-delayed gadget. On the bright side, so to speak, the camera is getting a significant improvement to its many lenses’ apertures.<p>In …

Terrorism Is No Game, But Playing This One Could Help In The Fight

A choose-your-own-adventure online game is teaching agents around the world how to fight terrorism and organized crime through social media.<p>Pilots practice in flight simulators, med students use VR to visualize surgeries, and government officials concerned with organized crime and terrorism play an …

Student’s iDentifi app puts object recognition in the hands of the visually impaired

For someone who is blind or partially sighted, everyday tasks can be a pain — choosing the right can from the pantry, for instance, or picking up the right book from the table. A smartphone could help them with this kind of problem, of course, if it knew how to identify objects and describe them to …

Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail

Qasim Mohammad Contributor<p>Qasim Mohammad is a Toronto-based venture capitalist and a member of the investment team at OMERS Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Advances in AI and ML are reshaping healthcare<br>• Opportunities and challenges in commercializing space privately<p>You’re a sales associate …