People – individually and in groups – were not as good at facial recognition as an algorithm. But five people plus the algorithm, working together, were even better.
When algorithms are at work, there should be a human safety net to prevent harming people. Artificial intelligence systems can be taught to ask for help.
Current techniques to protect biometric details, such as face recognition or fingerprints, from hacking are effective, but advances in AI are rendering these protections obsolete.
Even the world’s best available training – used to train police, border control agents and other security personnel – does not compensate for natural talent in face recognition.
New technologies like facial recognition are coming – whether we like it or not. We can't turn back the tide, but we can manage new technology to do the least harm and most good.
New research on facial recognition technology trials by the police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
The government can access your phone metadata, drivers licence photo and much more. And new research shows Australians are OK about it. But that might change.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
By looking closely at traits like wing feathers and spot patterns, a computer scientist trained an algorithm to recognize individual woodpeckers.
Some AI technologies aren't advanced enough to provide useful insights, but simpler tools can yield new opportunities to explore the humanities.
Over the 12 months of the research, more than 100 arrests and charges were – at least in part – assisted by AFR.
Australia's parliament will soon decide on a bill to try to regulate facial recognition technology, but it leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
Authorities need a better way to identify so-called super recognisers who match suspects to CCTV footage.
With the iPhone X, facial recognition is spreading throughout society. How does it work? What technologies enable it?
Bees and wasps can recognise people's faces – despite having less than one million brain cells, compared to 86,000 million brain cells that make up a human brain.
The re-education centres are linked to a return to core Communist ideology under President Xi Jinping and party obsession with 'stability maintenance'.
Facial recognition software is an Orwellian concept that will monitor and regulate the public. Most disturbing is the recent announcement by China to use it in school systems.
Same person or different person? Most people are extremely good at recognising faces of people they know well, but not so much strangers. See how well you perform on the tests in this story.
It can be unpleasant to be mistaken for someone of a different gender. When an algorithm does it secretly, it's even more concerning – especially for transgender and gender-nonconforming people.