A preliminary study published by a US agency on Monday found that even the best commercial facial recognition systems have error rates as high as 50% when trying to identify masked faces.
The decision culminates a two-year battle between Amazon and civil liberties activists, who have voiced concern that inaccurate matches could lead to unjust arrests.
A major client of the Beijing-based Hanwang Technology Ltd, which developed this technology, is the Ministry of Public Security, which runs the police.
Indian start-up Innefu is providing facial recognition software AI Vision, which also includes gait and body analysis, to the Delhi police.
The Illinois lawsuit had stated that Facebook's 'Tag Suggestions' were in violation of the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act.
Lack of regulations, robust surveillance equipment and rising use of face recognition come together to pose the biggest threat your privacy has ever faced.
Twitter sent a cease-and-desist letter to New York-based Clearview AI, a facial recognition app for law enforcement, for violating its policies.
And that this is a testing phase of the face recognition system and they are committed to protecting your data.
And the collection itself is quite sneaky, if you aren’t looking carefully. No consent is sought, and we don't know what happens with that data.
Amazon's facial recognition software recently had difficulty identifying the gender of darker-skinned individuals, leading to fears of unjust arrests.
On the first day, over 180 passengers enrolled voluntarily for DigiYatra trials at Hyderabad Airport.
The action puts San Francisco at the forefront of increasing discontent in the US over facial recognition, which government agencies have used for years and now has become more powerful.
Several tech companies, including Microsoft, have utilised face-recognition technology in the past several years to turn time-consuming work to catalogue photos into something both instantaneous and useful.
Changi is exploring how facial recognition can be implemented in its three older terminals for automated bag drop and immigration.
"Having that option is quickly becoming an expectation that we are working hard to meet through this program."
Symphony of the Seas is set to make her maiden voyage next April when it will steal the title of world's largest cruise liner from sister ship Harmony of the Seas.