face recognition

California officially bans police use of facial recognition in body cameras

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

Continuing the growing pushback against facial recognition technology, California has now passed a new law banning the tech in connection with data gathered by police body cameras. The law comes into effect at the beginning of 2020 and will expire after three years.

Facewatch 'thief recognition' CCTV on trial in UK stores

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A scheme widely used by UK stores to identify criminals is testing facial recognition technology, the BBC has learned.

New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos

Posted in Online on 8th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto could change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.

Face-reading software that can detect your emotions

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Developers will be able to use the software to tell whether youre enjoying a particular advertisement, or reacting negatively to a streaming video.