EU countries’ stance on artificial intelligence draws criticism
EU countries agreed on draft artificial intelligence (AI) regulations ahead of negotiations with EU parliamentarians to iron out the kinks. However, according to the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and opposing lawmakers, the countries failed to address facial recognition concerns.
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Intel introduces face-recognition tech into RealSense
Intel announced on Wednesday that it is adding face-recognition hardware and software that retail stores can use to enable payments and dictate access to restricted areas. The tech was introduced in 2014, in Intel’s RealSense 3D cameras.
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Researchers succeed in restoring faded photographs with AI
Moving a bit too much with a camera while taking a picture, or someone moving in the background for a moment: your whole picture will be ruined, as faces will become blurred. Researchers from three universities (in the United Arab Emirates, Beijing and New York) have managed to make such photos rec... Read more
Microsoft sees little value in European face recognition ban
In an effort to gain time to figure out how to eliminate certain obstacles to the use of facial recognition in public places, the European Union proposed banning the use of such technology for a period of five years. While Alphabet- and Google-CEO Sundar Pichai agreed, Microsoft only sees reasons t... Read more
Microsoft refuses to share face recognition technology with police
Microsoft has refused to share its facial recognition technology with the police in California, reports Reuters. Police in the state had asked the company to install facial recognition in police cars and body cameras. The reason for the rejection of the request was his concern for human rights.
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Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition technology
Legislation is needed on facial recognition technology. Otherwise, the world threatens to change into a Nineteen Eighty-Four-like scenario that George Orwell sketched so beautifully in his 1949 dystopia. Microsofts calls in Brad Smith during the WebSummit in Lisbon, Portugal.
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