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.
In a major blow to Facebook, a judge has ruled that a class action can proceed. If similar actions are brought around the world, Facebook could face billions of dollars in damages.
Building features can be analyzed in the same way that facial recognition software works, revealing previously hidden elements of history.
The government’s plans to store our biometric data are currently going through parliament. The data could reveal more than we’d like to those who seek to access the information.
People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
Facial recognition software isn’t ready for face-in-a-crowd applications. Specialist police officers are far superior at spotting criminals.