facial recognition
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.

Bosch shows us how smarter cars help drivers stay focused on the road

Technology makes cars more user-friendly while increasing driver distractions. At CES 2018, Bosch showed us how future cars will be even more convenient while creating fewer opportunities for distracted driving.
Emerging Tech

‘Adversarial glasses’ can fool even state-of-the-art facial-recognition tech

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of North Carolina have developed 3D-printed glasses that are capable of fooling even cutting edge facial recognition systems.