Facebook AI strategy pays people for their data in attempt to overcome biases

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Artificial intelligence systems are highly criticized for built-in unfairness, particularly in facial recognition. In an effort to help boost the fairness of Facebook AI technology, the social media giant is rolling out a new paid program to reduce built-in biases in its facial recognition software. Facial recognition is notorious for failing in attempts to classify women and people of color. To improve Facebook AI, particularly in facial recognition, the company has rolled out a new data set for its researchers that includes a diverse group of actors who were paid…

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US Army facial recognition tech to be added to base security measures

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The United States Army is requesting proposals for security system installations using the tech. A new US Army facial recognition security system installation request for proposals has been made. The goal is to have the systems installed at all base entry points. The new systems will require integration with the existing Automated Installation Entry system. In this way, the US Army facial recognition tech would be added to enhance the existing Automated Installation Entry system in place at bases across the United States. The tech being sought includes a biometric…

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Disney pilots Magic Kingdom facial recognition technology

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The Florida theme park is testing out a new type of digital admission system for a limited time. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is starting a limited time pilot program testing a Magic Kingdom facial recognition admission system. The system is in place at the usual entry points to the park but re-entries are encouraged at the same lanes. “If you return to Magic Kingdom park during our limited-time test, consider entering using the same designated entry points. Re-entering through the same lanes helps us better understand how the…

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Alibaba facial recognition accused of seeking out Uighur minority individuals

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The technology giant was developed with the capacity to spot members of this ethnic group, says IPVM. Alibaba facial recognition technology can specifically identify individuals from China’s Uighur minority, says a report from IPVM, the surveillance industry research group. This report follows on the heels of serious human rights accusations against China’s treatment of Uighurs. Human rights groups from around the globe are accusing China of forcing more than 1 million people from the Muslim Uighur minority into labor camps. These groups have also been calling out companies that have…

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Face authentication technology to be used for Experian and TransUnion verification

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The credit check giants are using new tech from Onfido to boost its fraud detection capabilities. Experian and TransUnion will be implementing new face authentication technology from Onfido in an effort to ensure that people are who they say they are when they open new accounts. Facial biometrics tech will become a component of the identity checking and verification process. This new face authentication strategy could change the way new accounts are opened and identities are approved before loans are taken out. Borrowers and new banking customers in the UK…

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