Many states restrict the federal government’s access to identification databases, but privacy protections depend on where you live.
Members of the city’s board of supervisors advanced an ordinance saying such technology “will exacerbate racial injustice.”
The ACLU compared members of Congress with 25,000 mug shots using the same software Amazon is pitching to law enforcement.
Some fear the government will use the technology to flush out dissidents.
This subset of super recognizers have only recently come to light, so it is unclear how common their ability is. Of course, the majority of the population lie within the normal range of facial perception. Although, with the wonderful array of expressions we can perceive and relay, and the minuscule differences we can spot in faces, "normal" seems a little modest.
Facial profiling has always been a highly controversial topic. While it can be disastrous if used with stupidity, correct usage of this technology can prove quite useful in the advancement of criminal technology.
We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may soon be upended by advancements in facial recognition technology.
What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by
"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.
Seemingly taking its cue from science fiction, technology has moved so fast in the short time since Minority Report premiered in 2002 that what once seemed futuristic no longer occupies the realm of science fiction.
Every new technology can be used for good or ill. Such is the case with the newly developing field of behavioral biometrics, a technology that's not the same as the physiological "biometrics" many of us know well. The chart below differentiates the two categories.
Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.
The site's artificial intelligence researchers have figured out how to recognize "hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose" in photos. They don't need to see your face to know it's you.
Smile! You're on candid camera.
"Free worlders" is prison slang for those who are not incarcerated behind prison walls. Supposedly, those fortunate souls live in the "free world." However, appearances can be deceiving.