Étiquette : facial recognition (Page 2 of 3)

Illustration by Taylor Callery

“Taylor Swift fans mesmerized by rehearsal clips on a kiosk at her May 18th Rose Bowl show were unaware of one crucial detail: A facial-recognition camera inside the display was taking their photos. The images were being transferred to a Nashville “command post,” where they were cross-referenced with a database of hundreds of the pop star’s known stalkers”

Source : The Future of Entertainment – Rolling Stone

A 3D-printed head being made at the Backface studio in Birmingham, U.K.

“No such luck with the iPhone X, though. Apple’s investment in its tech – which saw the company work with a Hollywood studio to create realistic masks to test Face ID – has clearly paid off. It was impossible to break in with the model. Microsoft appeared to have done a fine job too. It’s new Windows Hello facial recognition also didn’t accept the fake head as real. Little surprise the two most valuable companies in the world offer the best security.”

Source : We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head

“In a world where surveillance technology is being deployed everywhere from airports and stadiums to public schools and hotels and raising a plethora of privacy concerns, it’s perhaps inevitable that farms on land and at sea would find ways to exploit it to improve productivity. Just this year, American agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. said it was working with an Irish tech start-up on a facial-recognition system to monitor cows so farmers can adjust feeding regimens to enhance milk production. Scanners will allow them to track food and water intake and even detect when females are having fertile days. Salmon farming may be next in line. As fish vies with beef and chicken as the global protein food of choice, exporters like Norway, the world’s biggest producer of the pinkish-orange fish, have become the focal point for radical marine-farming methods designed to help the $232 billion aquaculture industry feed the world.”

Source : Salmon Farmers Are Scanning Fish Faces to Fight Killer Lice – Bloomberg

Two women outdoors looking at a mobile device using facial recognition technology.

“Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has updated its facial recognition technology with significant improvements in the system’s ability to recognize gender across skin tones. That improvement addresses recent concerns that commercially available facial recognition technologies more accurately recognized gender of people with lighter skin tones than darker skin tones, and that they performed best on males with lighter skin and worst on females with darker skin.
With the new improvements, Microsoft said it was able to reduce the error rates for men and women with darker skin by up to 20 times. For all women, the company said the error rates were reduced by nine times. Overall, the company said that, with these improvements, they were able to significantly reduce accuracy differences across the demographics”.

Source : Microsoft improves facial recognition to perform well across all skin tones, genders

The security camera commissioner has said he is concerned about quantity of false positives

“Facial recognition software used by the UK’s biggest police force has returned false positives in more than 98 per cent of alerts generated, The Independent can reveal, with the country’s biometrics regulator calling it “not yet fit for use”. The Metropolitan Police’s system has produced 104 alerts of which only two were later confirmed to be positive matches, a freedom of information request showed. In its response the force said it did not consider the inaccurate matches “false positives” because alerts were checked a second time after they occurred”.

Source : Metropolitan Police’s facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show | The Independent

“Le logo de SenseTime est rarement visible, même en Chine, où l’entreprise est pourtant la plus active. Sa technologie se trouve cependant derrière nombre de logiciels et d’applications populaires. Suning, un vendeur de produits électroménagers chinois à succès, a lancé l’année dernière des magasins autonomes, sans vendeurs. Le paiement par reconnaissance faciale y est possible grâce à SenseTime. Le spécialiste de l’IA aide aussi l’opérateur du métro de Shanghaï à analyser les flux de passagers.Mais le chiffre d’affaires de SenseTime provient essentiellement d’applications moins impressionnantes. L’entreprise fournit la technologie de reconnaissance faciale des principaux constructeurs chinois de smartphones – Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi et Vivo”.

Source : SenseTime, la start-up chinoise en pointe dans la reconnaissance faciale

«Le numérique ne se substitue jamais à une réalité, que ce soit l’information, le transport ou la politique mais l’augmente et l’élargit. Ce peut donc être tout autant le totalitarisme augmenté que la démocratie augmentée.Nous avons déjà des outils juridiques pour gérer cela, comme la Commission informatique et liberté et ses règlements, mais il me paraît essentiel d’aller plus loin en provoquant de vrais débats de société sur cette double dialectique entre privé et public et entre sécurité et liberté dont les frontières sont aujourd’hui profondément remises en cause».

Source : Pierre Musso : « L’identification des personnes pose des questions éthiques profondes »

« White-Collar Offender Tends to have a low self-esteem, a high IQ and charisma. Anxious, tensed and frustrated, competitive, ambitious and dominant. Usually loves to take risks and have a dry sense of humor » – Description of White-Collar Offender…

Source : FACEPTION | Our Technology

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