Microsoft announces facial recognition AI phase out

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The technology giant is shutting down a substantial project in response to rising distaste for the tech. Microsoft has been feeling the ire of organizations and individuals alike toward facial recognition AI technology and has announced that it will be shutting down a substantial project in light of the backlash. According to the company, it will be “retiring” that tech in many of its forms. Microsoft has stated that it intends to “retire” the facial recognition AI technology that is capable of spotting emotions in addition to certain characteristics such…

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Ukraine employs facial recognition technology to identify bodies of Russian soldiers

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Ukrainian vice prime minister Mykhailo Federov said that Clearview AI software is being used. Ukraine has been using facial recognition technology to help identify Russian soldiers who were killed in combat, in order to make it possible to notify next of kin, according to the Ukrainian vice prime minister. The technology is being used to make sure that the families of the dead Russians can be notified. A recent Reuters report stated that the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense started using Clearview AI facial recognition software for that purpose this month.…

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NJ AG reviewing state facial recognition technology policy

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The policing tool has undergone extensive criticism in the state, calling it racist and inaccurate. The use of facial recognition technology is undergoing a substantial review in New Jersey, as the Attorney General considers the arguments of supporters and critics of its use in law enforcement. There are two vocal sides to the argument regarding the use of this tech in policework. Facial recognition technology supporters say that it is helpful in law enforcement because it can help to spot people who have been reported missing, or criminals who have…

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Clearview AI awarded US patent for facial recognition platform

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The controversial company’s capabilities for gathering and matching images earned its first patent. Clearview AI, leading company and facial recognition platform has now been awarded a US patent for that platform’s capacity to gather and match images. The company has become the leader in its field, providing reliable photo identification technology. The Clearview AI photo identification platform in receipt of the patent managed to perform almost flawlessly in the recent Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The patent was for the “Methods…

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Facial recognition systems are on the rise by US government agencies

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Despite massive opposition and calls for a moratorium, feds are moving forward with this technology. Even as opposition rapidly rises, the US government is staying the course for increased use of facial recognition systems and related technologies. The US Government Accountability Office recently released a report with plans for the tech. The US Government Accountability Office report was called “Facial Recognition Technology Current and Planned Uses by Federal Agencies”. It outlined the existing and planned use of facial recognition systems and related technology by federal government agencies. It included a…

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