Topic: facial recognition

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CompreFace

In an effort to make facial recognition applications more available, Exadel has announced the open source release of CompreFace. CompreFace is a face recognition system that can be integrated as a standalone service or deployed through the cloud.  “Facial recognition technology is being rapidly adopted across a variety of industries, including retail, travel, and hospitality. … continue reading

IBM sunsets facial recognition and analysis software

IBM announced that it would sunset its general purpose facial recognition and analysis software products to address the responsible use of technology by law enforcement. The company will no longer develop or research facial recognition technology.  IBM CEO Arvind Krishna sent a letter to Congress outlining the decision and sending proposals and policy changes. RELATED … continue reading

Washington state passes new facial recognition legislation

Microsoft has long been calling for stricter regulation of facial recognition technology, and now is revealing the progress it has made since its 2018 call for the government to publicly regulate the technology.  Since their public call in 2018, a number of countries have banned or put moratoriums on the use of the technology, but … continue reading

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Facial recognition technology persists, remains unregulated

Last week, a slew of people fell for another viral trend without giving much thought to it. The photo editing app FaceApp added a new feature that ages a person’s photo to show what that person would look like if they were old. The app raced to the top of the charts as people thought … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google won’t sell facial recognition APIs, SAP and Software AG’s Smart City platform, and Apple and Google’s new campuses

Google has promised not to sell facial recognition APIs before determining the answers to some ethical and policy questions about the technology. “Like many technologies with multiple uses, facial recognition merits careful consideration to ensure its use is aligned with our principles and values, and avoids abuse and harmful outcomes,” Google wrote in a post. … continue reading

Microsoft urges tech companies to create safeguards for facial recognition

As facial recognition technology advances, Microsoft is worried about how it could be taken advantage of. For instance, users could be unknowingly tracked everywhere they go. As a result, the company is asking technology companies to start taking action. “The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle. Unless we act, … continue reading

Microsoft calls for public regulation of facial recognition technology

Facial recognition has many beneficial uses for society, but it also has the potential to be misused and abused. Microsoft recognizes this and is laying out the steps it is taking to ensure facial recognition technology is used for good, as well as its recommendations to the government and the technology industry. “Advanced technology no … continue reading

Abode’s Project Comet, Apple shuts down Topsy, and Microsoft and Tobii on Windows Hello—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2015

Adobe has provided an update on where the company is and what’s to come with Project Comet, its new solution for UX designers and developers. Project Comet is designed as an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. The company expects to release a public beta of the solution early next year, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Tinderbox

As with many a repetitive manual task, it was only a matter of time before a user on the popular dating app Tinder invented a robot to match and message other singles for them. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Tinderbox a machine-learning program built on the Tinder API that learns what types … continue reading

Instant facial recognition, coming to a device near you

The upcoming NameTag app for Google Glass faces scrutiny over privacy concerns … continue reading Protection Status