South Korea to use facial recognition with artificial intelligence for COVID-19 tracking

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The country intends to roll out a pilot program that will use thousands of Seoul’s CCTV cameras. South Korea has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program using facial recognition in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) and thousands of the CCTV cameras throughout Seoul for the purpose of enhancing COVID-19 tracking. The country is moving forward with the pilot project despite concerns regarding people’s privacy. The Bucheon-based project is nationally funded and is taking place in one of the most densely populated cities in the country. Bucheon is…

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Clearview AI is approaching patenting its facial recognition tech in the United States

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The company has drawn substantial controversy over its social media image scraping activities. Clearview AI is a step closer to receiving a US patent for its controversial facial recognition technology, according to a recent Politico report. The company received a “notice of allowance” from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The US Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly issued a “notice of allowance” to Clearview AI. That notice means that once Clearview AI pays the necessary administration fees, it will receive official patent approval for its facial recognition technology. The…

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Eurostar launches biometric facial recognition trial at London station

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The technology is being tested at the St. Pancras International station on passengers traveling to and from Europe. Eurostar has announced that it is starting the trial of a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling to and from Europe from St Pancras International station in London. The tech will provide passengers with the opportunity to use the SmartCheck lane. Passengers traveling through the station will be able to use the biometric facial recognition system in the SmartCheck lane to complete their pre-departure checks for their ticket and passport.…

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Clearview AI facial recognition performs strongly in US gov NIST testing

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Consecutive National Institute of Standards and Technology tests confirmed reliability. Consecutive tests by the US government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown that Clearview AI’s facial recognition platform performs reliably. This is the second time in two months that the platform has performed with strong results. In October, Clearview AI scored first place during a one-to-one (1:1) Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). This month, the platform was tested using the one-to-many (1:N) test and achieved the top ranking again. While using Rank-1 investigation mode – which is…

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Facebook dumps its facial recognition software due to widespread privacy scrutiny

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The social media platform announced its intentions to stop using the face identification technology. This week, Facebook announced that it intends to stop using its facial recognition software, which has been associated with considerable security and privacy criticism. The technology is able to automatically recognize individuals in photos and video posted by users. This removal of facial recognition from Facebook marks a considerable shift in the company as well as in the social media industry. This is particularly noteworthy for Facebook as it is a company well recognized for the…

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