Research suggests that photo ID checks at polling stations risk voters being turned away because of errors.
Preventing theft on farms is much more difficult than in urban areas for many reasons – but new technological developments may help curb the crimes.
Civil liberties groups in the UK and elsewhere want to stop the police from using this technology altogether, but that’s going too far.
Many AI algorithms, like facial recognition software, have been shown to be discriminatory to people of color, especially those who are Black.
As states and nations struggle to regulate growing AI use, municipal authorities are often leading the way. An emerging paradigm known as AI Localism can help us better define the way forward.
Facial recognition technology has set us on a path to mass surveillance – but it’s not too late to change course.
In the pursuit of efficiency, governments turn to technological solutions, like automated decision-making systems. But these systems are often problematic.
Our research shows the technology simply isn’t ready yet.
It’s increasingly difficult to move about – both in the physical world and online – without being tracked.
Australians – and Australian governments – need to get more savvy about data privacy
Private companies and public authorities are beginning to implement facial recognition technology, even without rules to govern what they can do.
A digest of the week’s coverage of the war against Ukraine.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
Lawmakers around the world are making decisions about whether facial recognition technology is acceptable.
The technology is currently being trialled outside of Australia. It’s one of the first major attempts to bring it to western markets on a large scale.
We rely on the spatial arrangement of facial features to process faces, and wearing masks interferes with that — especially for children.
Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
Smart devices and sensors can now gauge mood and attention, effectively engaging in mind-reading. This intimate data collection raises questions about who has access and control of it.
Facial recognition technologies have become more popular through increasingly sophisticated devices and popular fads. Casual use of face scanning and analysis features has long-term social impacts.
Police forces around the world, including in Australia, are using facial recognition apps to identify persons of interest on the spot. The public, while wary, are generally supportive.