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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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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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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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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Clearview AI signs new contract to provide ICE facial recognition

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The contract arrives after months of privacy practices scrutiny against the company. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has signed a new contract with Clearview AI to provide the government agency with ICE facial recognition technology. The contracting records were first spotted by the Tech Inquiry accountability nonprofit. The purchase order for the ICE facial recognition technology from Clearview AI was labeled as a “mission support” government contract for $224,000. It lists the contracting office as “ICE mission support dallas” and the purchase as “clearview licenses”. This is not the first…

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