facial recognition

Apple aims to make Face ID even better for 2019 iPhones

Apple is working on improvements to the Face ID system that will be integrated in next year's iPhones, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The upgraded sensor will be included in all 2019 iPhone models.
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Never remember a face? A new AR facial-recognition app could jog your memory

Prosopagnosia is a neurological condition in which sufferers struggle to recognize people they have met. Could AR technology help? An app created by a Harvard neuroscientist aims to do so.
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No keyboard? No problem. Masterkey will project you a virtual one to type on

Miss having a physical keyboard when you're out and about? Wish you could have a mobile display bigger than your smartphone can offer? Masterkey 4.0 is a wireless projector that promises to help.
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‘There’s Waldo’ robot will find Waldo long before you can

There’s Waldo is the brain child of Matt Reed, a creative technologist at the creative agency Redpepper. Reed and his colleagues built the bot out of a uArm Swift Pro that’s controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer.
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Facial recognition can help would-be moms find an egg donor who looks like them

When would-be parents consider an egg donor, one of the common questions often asked is, 'Will my child look like me?' A Spanish startup is using facial recognition to provide an answer.

Microsoft calls for Congress to regulate use of facial-recognition tech

Although highly beneficial, facial-recognition technology could also be exploited for use in malicious ways. Now, Microsoft wants Congress to intervene to create laws to help govern the use of the technology in society.
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Police used facial recognition software to identify the Capital Gazette shooter

After capturing the Capital Gazette shooting suspect, authorities had trouble figuring out his identity. To determine who he was, Maryland police had to employ some high-tech tactics.
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U.S. Customs says biometric entry and exit is coming first to this airport

While around a dozen airlines in the U.S. are testing biometric boarding and exit on international flights, a new agreement has the Orlando International Airport slated to be the first U.S. airport to use the technology for both entry and…
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China speeds up its subway with palm scanners and facial recognition

The Chinese capital of Beijing is now considering the introduction of "bio-recognition technology" to its subway stations. This technology would include palm scanners and facial recognition scanners.
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Florida police are using Amazon’s creepy real-time facial-recognition tech

Amazon recently sold access to its real-time facial recognition tech to the Orlando, Florida, police department, which could potentially use it as part of its future crime-solving goals.
Social Media

Facebook’s photo tag suggestions could violate Illinois law — and cost billions

A federal judge has again dismissed Facebook's request to throw out a lawsuit that claims the social network's suggested photo tags tool breaks an Illinois law that prevents storing biometric data without consent.
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Facial recognition tech picks a suspect out of a crowd of 50,000 in China

Police in southeast China have reportedly arrested a fugitive spotted in a crowd of 50,000 people attending a pop concert, thanks to some eerily accurate facial recognition technology.
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LED baseball cap fools facial-recognition tech into thinking you’re someone else

Researchers in China have created an LED-studded baseball cap that is able to trick facial-recognition systems into thinking that you are another person entirely. Here's how it works.
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An A.I. distinguishes between biological males and females based on a smile

A new artificial intelligence has found an accurate way of distinguishing between images of biological males and females -- and all it needs to do is to take a look at their smile!

Board 350 passengers in 20 minutes? Facial recognition passes testing at LAX

To board a flight from LAX with the Lufthansa airline, you don't need your boarding pass, just your face. The airline launched self-boarding gates after a successful test and plans to expand them to other U.S. airports.
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Chinese police are using facial-recognition tech to catch criminals

Police in Beijing are testing out new smart glasses enabled with license plate and facial-recognition technology. The smart tech can match people with a database of possible suspects.

Got A.I? Facial recognition now works on cows, with goal of better milk

A camera system could be all dairy farmers need to monitor the health of the herd using a new system that recognizes and tracks each individual cow. The A.I. system is designed to spot health problems early.
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Controller? What controller? You fly this drone with your facial expressions

Roboticists at British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University have created a unique drone control system that involves piloting it by pulling a series of funny faces. Here's how it works.