Free facial recognition software has ability to ID faces in photos

Facial Recognition Software - Photo Sleuth - Virginia Tech

A Virginia Tech assistant professor of computer science seeks to uncover the identities of Civil War soldiers. Kurt Luther, the computer science assistant prof, has developed a free facial recognition software platform that utilizes crowdsourcing to significantly enhance the ability of algorithms to identify faces in photographs. The software program, which is known as Photo Sleuth, was developed by Luther in his efforts to uncover the mysteries of the almost 4 million photographs of Civil War-era images that may exist in the historical record, reports EurekAlert!. Via Photo Sleuth, users…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

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A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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Amazon facial recognition technology found to be gender and racial bias

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An MIT lab study has revealed Amazon’s Rekognition underperformed when trying to identify females or individuals with darker skin. Amazon facial recognition technology, Rekognition, is widely used by police departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) across the US. However, recent research has revealed that the deep-learning software, which has emerged as a leader in the facial recognition field, still has a few serious bugs to work out in regard to gender and racial bias. Rekognition made no mistakes when identifying the gender of a light-skinned man. According to a…

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Mobile banking facial recognition tech implemented by Singapore’s OCBC Bank

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OCBC Bank allows Malaysian customers to use facial biometric technology for authentication. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank), has launched OCBC OneLook, a new mobile banking facial recognition service. By simply looking at their mobile device, customers of the Singapore-based bank can access their account balances and transactional activities. The new service can be accessed by iPhone X users. Presently, the mobile banking facial recognition service introduced by OCBC Bank, can be utilized by Apple users who have an iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models. Customers who…

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Mookkie bowl uses AI to make sure the right pet is eating the right food

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Volta is gearing up to launch its “smart” pet food bowl at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The Milan-based smartphone appliances manufacturer, Volta, has developed a unique facial recognition pet food bowl called Mookkie bowl, which features a built-in camera and embedded circuit board that makes it capable of recognizing a person’s pet. The company is expected to show it off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019). The bowl uses artificial intelligence to keep other animals out of your pet’s food. The facial recognition tech that has been…

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Facial recognition camera secretly used on Taylor Swift fans

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Security at the singer’s Rose Bowl show utilized facial recognition tech, unbeknownst to fans. A facial recognition camera was reportedly used at Taylor Swift’s LA concert back in May for the purpose of monitoring the crowd to check for Swift’s known stalkers. That said, this technology was employed in secret and used on fans without their knowledge as they watched a screen playing rehearsal clips in one of the kiosks that had been set up. The images where transferred to a Nashville “command post.” “Everybody who went by [the kiosks]…

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Delta facial recognition ID system rolls out in Atlanta airport

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Delta passengers can now use the airline’s first-of-its-kind “biometric terminal”. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the first to have the new Delta facial recognition system. Delta Air Lines is calling it the first “biometric terminal” in the United States. Delta Air Line passengers can cut down their wait times by using this new security system. Located at the international terminal in the Atlanta airport, the Delta facial recognition tech gives customers who want to use it the ability to check in, get through security and board their flights. In other words,…

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Facial recognition school surveillance has been added to New York school district

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New security technology has been implemented in schools to keep students safe. Lakeport City School District has been making headlines for installing a facial recognition school surveillance system in a high school, a middle school, six elementary schools, and an administrative building within its district. The technology scans student’s faces upon their entering the school, checking for matches in the security database. A state grant awarded the school distract the $4 million in funds required to install the system. The Lakeport City School District is using a facial recognition system…

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British supermarkets to trial facial recognition software for age verification purposes

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Facial recognition will be used for the first time in UK supermarkets. Facial recognition software will be used in UK supermarkets for the purpose of verifying the age of people purchasing cigarettes and alcohol. This is the first time this technology will be used in the nation’s supermarkets. The pilot project is slated to be operational by the end of 2018. By the end of the year, the facial recognition software program is expected to roll out and is likely to be applied more widely in UK supermarkets in 2019.…

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Where Mainstream Facial Recognition Technology is Headed (If Consumers Let It)

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Retailers now want to use consumers’ faces in everyday commerce. Facial recognition is going mainstream. It sounds good for business, but only if customers agree to smile for the camera. Beyond Searching for Bad Guys and Unlocking Phones Indeed, facial recognition is starting to be used for more than security purposes. In this world where everything has to be fast and efficient, retailers want to offer speedy customer service. Customers could be able to pay for a meal at a fast-food joint by saying cheese to a camera, check bags…

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Delta facial recognition technology moves quickly from “curb-to-gate”

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The airline intends to implement this tech throughout Atlanta’s international airport terminal. The new Delta facial recognition technology will soon be rolling out to provide travelers with “curb-to-gate” seamlessness. The first launch from the airline will occur at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport’s International Terminal F. The concept is to use facial recognition technology to skip ever having to show documents. The Delta facial recognition “curb-to-gate” technology, if it works as advertised, will let a traveler heading overseas head through the airport to his or her flight without having to take out…

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