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When it comes to faces, most of us are typical-recognisers, with just a small percentage classed as super-recognisers. Shutterstock

Facial recognition: research reveals new abilities of ‘super-recognisers

"Super-recognisers" who can identify a range of ethnicities could help increase fraud detection rates at passport control and decrease false conviction rates  that have relied on CCTV.
Emotion recognition technology, an outgrowth of facial recognition technology, continues to advance quickly. Steve Jurvetson/flickr

AI can now read emotions – should it?

A report calls for banning the use of emotion recognition technology. An AI and computer vision researcher explains the potential and why there's growing concern.
Is there still time to reach the ‘off’ button? Raul Topan/Shutterstock.com

Bring on the technology bans!

Legal bans and moratoriums on other emerging technologies need not be permanent or absolute, but the more powerful a technology is, the more care it requires to operate safely.
New legislation allows Australian government agencies to access encrypted WhatsApp messages. from www.shutterstock.com

Australians accept government surveillance, for now

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 compares the press photos of NBA players. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Emotion-reading tech fails the racial bias test

A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.

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