Microsoft deletes massive face recognition database

The widely used database was created by copying images of celebrities found on websites and blogs.
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What is facial recognition technology, and why is it so controversial?

What is facial recognition technology, and why is it so controversial?Facial recognition has been a hot topic lately, but what is it and how does it work? We explain.



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Police need huge IT upgrade for legal facial recognition

Huge investment will be needed to upgrade police IT systems to ensure the use of facial recognition technology is legal, Sky News has learnt.
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Amazon investors to vote on selling facial recognition to police amid widespread backlash

Amazon investors to vote on selling facial recognition to police amid widespread backlashAmazon investors are expected to vote on a measure calling for the company to halt sales of its facial recognition technology to police during its investors day on May 22.



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Gucci, Roberto Cavalli Awarded With UNHCR Recognition

JOBS FOR REFUGEES: Italian luxury fashion companies Gucci and Roberto Cavalli have been awarded with the “Welcome. Working for Refugee Integration” prize.
The recognition is part of a program with the same name, spearheaded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, which both companies committed to in 2018. The initiative is aimed at promoting inclusivity and human rights of refugees escaping from war-torn countries by enhancing their financial independence through job positions and training.
In particular, Gucci introduced a pilot project last year to offer professional education and add to the label’s workforce young people from Gambia, Nigeria, Somalia, Mali, Ucraina and Senegal. Gucci partnered with the Adecco Foundation for Equal Opportunities and social cooperative Cenacolo di Firenze on the project.
“This accolade bears witness to our commitment to favoring the professional integration of refugees and to supporting their process of integration in Italy, as well as to promoting and sensitizing our employees to an inclusive society model that can prevent and combat xenophobic and racist sentiment against asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci.
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Facial recognition targets GP appointment touts in China

Chinese hospitals are using facial recognition technology as part of a crackdown on people making doctors’ appointments and then selling them for a profit.
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Amazon: Facial recognition bias claims are ‘misleading’

The tech giant says a study that found its facial-recognition tool showed gender and racial bias is inaccurate
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Police to test facial recognition in Westminster

The Metropolitan Police is to test live facial recognition in Westminster as part of an ongoing trial of the controversial technology.
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Microsoft is asking the government to regulate the company's facial recognition tech

Microsoft is asking the government to regulate the company's facial recognition techMicrosoft president Brad Smith is calling on the federal government to step in and pass laws to prevent the abuse of facial recognition technologies.



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Tokyo Olympics to ID athletes using facial recognition

Participants in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be among 300,000 attendees to be identified using facial recognition technology, organisers said.
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Tokyo Olympics to ID athletes using facial recognition

Participants in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be among 300,000 attendees to be identified using facial recognition technology, organisers said.
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Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.
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Emotional toll of diabetes ‘needs more recognition’

Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.
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AI image recognition fooled by single pixel change

Tiny changes can make image recognition systems think a school bus is an ostrich, find scientists.
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Can Apple Unlock Promise of Facial Recognition?

Face ID will be the primary tool to unlock the nearly $ 1,000 iPhone X. If Apple can get it right, the company could popularize a technology that has had a mixed record.
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Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

The new handset has an edge-to-edge screen and uses facial recognition to check owners’ IDs.
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Facial recognition trial led to erroneous arrest

The controversial trial of facial recognition equipment at Notting Hill Carnival resulted in roughly 35 false matches and an erroneous arrest, highlighting questions about police use of the technology.
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Police hold 20m facial recognition images

Sky News has learned more than 20 million facial recognition images are being held by police in the UK.
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Govt funds controversial facial recognition tech

The Home Office plans to invest more in facial recognition technology for the police despite warnings that it could be illegal and concerns over surveillance.
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Music Supervisors Celebrate Finally Winning Recognition From Creative Arts Emmys

Emmy Awards category growth continues apace. For the first time this September, music supervision will be rewarded with an Emmy. Rules for the new category, the sixth for music, defines it as “exceptional creative contributions to a program through the use of music, including the narrative impact of lyric-based songs, both original and pre-existing, the… Read more »

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BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system

A reporter’s twin foiled the HSBC security measure by mimicking his brother’s voice.
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Parrot CK3000 Evolution Advanced Voice Recognition Handsfree Bluetooth Car Kit

Parrot CK3000 Evolution Advanced Voice Recognition Handsfree Bluetooth Car Kit


Highlights: hard-wired Bluetooth car kit includes microphone, dash-mounted keypad, and control unit for hands-free phone calls compatible with all Bluetooth phones works with most factory or aftermarket car stereo systems (may require vehicle-specific adapters for factory systems) automatically mutes your car stereo for phone calls works with up to three Bluetooth phones 3-button, dash-mounted keypad controls all phone menu functions voice-recognition software stores up to 150 names for hands-free dialing (only works with certain phones) noise reduction and echo cancellation technology for clear voice transmission works with TextFriendly service (available from Parrot) for hands-free access to SMS text messages and email dimensions: 2″W x 1-15/16″H x 1″D (keypad), 6-1/16″W x 1-3/16″H x 2-5/16″D (control box) Whats Included: Electronic control unit Keypad with attached 55″ cable Microphone with attached 9.5′ cable Keypad bracket Self-adhesive mounting pad (for keypad bracket) Visor mount (for microphone) Vent mount (for microphone) Dash mount (has attached self-adhesive pad) Power supply cable Mute cable User guide

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