San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software

Posted in Business, Software on 15th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Once passed, San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to outlaw the use of facial recognition software by city departments, including the San Francisco Police Department.

European court deals blow to controversial UK surveillance law

Posted in Online on 21st Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Act, which is commonly known as the snoopers charter and received royal assent in November, legitimises a range of government surveillance powers.

Chinese Convict-spotting AI algorithm criticised

Posted in Software on 26th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

An experiment to see whether computers can identify criminals based on their faces has been conducted in China.

AI Predictions of Court Rulings are Surprisingly Accurate

Posted in Software on 14th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers have developed AI systems reportedly capable of predicting European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judicial decisions of the with 79% accuracy.

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases

Posted in Software on 25th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights, researchers have claimed.