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Watch: Facial recognition at Dubai Metro stations to identify wanted criminals


He said the technology will be rolled out in the coming months across all Metro stations in the emirate. Dubai Police's smart glasses called Rokid T1, and the smart helmets that were used during the COVID-19 pandemic to scan commuters' temperatures, will have more advanced technology in the future like facial recognition to identify wanted people. "Usually, it takes at least five hours to identify a suspect, but with facial recognition technology, it takes less than a minute."

Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say


Microsoft and IBM sent congratulatory public messages to president-elect Joe Biden this month. Both expressed hope that his administration would ease the nation's political divisions, and suggested it consider crafting the first federal rules governing face recognition. "When it comes to issues such as safeguards for facial recognition, we have no national law at all," Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote. "We need new laws fit for the future." IBM CEO Arvind Krishna told Biden his company was "ready to work with you" on prohibiting use of the technology for "mass surveillance, racial profiling, or violations of basic human rights and freedoms."

An analysis of models on facial emotion detection


Facial emotion detection is a common issue focused on in the field of cognitive science. An attempt to understand what exactly we as humans see in each other that gives us insight into other emotions is a challenge we can approach from an artificial intelligence side. While I don't have enough experience in psychology or even artificial intelligence to determine these factors, we can always start off by building a model to determine at least the start of this question. Fer2013 is a dataset with pictures of individuals labeled with the emotions of anger, happiness, surprise, disgust, and sadness. When testing humans on the dataset to correctly identify the facial expression of a set of pictures within the set, the accuracy is 65%.

Facial recognition software can now reportedly recognize bears


Using artificial intelligence, the project has been able to recognize 132 of the animals individually and it's a much more effective -- and safe -- way to …

Vision AI will be the next worldwide web


The web may not be the largest thing to run on the internet (these days it seems like Zoom is) but it was the most transformational until mobile apps came along. You can follow the waves by developer interest: in the 2000s everyone was learning HTML and making a website. In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to build Vision AI. Where the web had its impact was by digitizing manual paper-based processes.

How regulators can get facial recognition technology right


Facial recognition technologies have grown in sophistication and adoption across American society: Consumers now use facial recognition tech to unlock their smartphones and cars, retailers use these systems for targeted advertising and to monitor stores for shoplifters, and law enforcement agencies turn to them to identify suspects. But as the popularity of facial recognition tech has grown, significant anxieties around its use have emerged--including declining expectations of privacy, worries about the surveillance of public spaces, and algorithmic bias perpetuating systemic injustices. In the wake of the public demonstrations denouncing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM all announced they would pause their facial recognition work for law enforcement agencies. Given the potential for facial recognition algorithms to perpetuate racial bias, we applaud these moves. But the ongoing conversation around racial injustice also requires a more sustained focus on the use of these systems.

Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet – TechCrunch


Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel subsidiary Mobileye with lidar for its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The deal, announced Friday, will see a rising star paired with a company that has long dominated the automotive industry. While the supplier agreement is nowhere near the scale of Mobileye's core computer vision business, it is an important collaboration that extends beyond a few pilot programs. Luminar has had a development agreement with Mobileye for nearly two years now. This new agreement signals the next critical step for both companies.

Machine vision: MVTec sets new standards with HALCON 20.11


Thanks to many new and updated features, users can improve the efficiency of their machine vision processes. The consistent further development of all included technologies emphasizes HALCON's role as a leading standard library and software for machine vision. The new release will be available in both a Steady and a Progress edition. This means that the full range of new Progress features is now also available to HALCON Steady customers.

Computer Vision: A Key Concept to Solve Many Image Data Problems


This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon. Computer Vision is evolving from the emerging stage and the result is incredibly useful in various applications. It is in our mobile phone cameras which are able to recognize faces. It is available in self-driving cars to recognize traffic signals, signs, and pedestrians. Also, it is in industrial robots to monitor problems and navigating around co-workers.

Top Python Libraries For 3D Machine Learning


A dataset of over ten thousand 3D scans of real objects was created. Around 70 operators equipped with consumer-grade mobile 3D scanning setups were asked to scan objects of their choice in their environments without any kind of supervision from the computer vision professionals. As a result, large and diverse objects were collected – toys, grand piano, shoes, mugs, vases, and construction vehicles, etc. This task was carried out with the help of the attorney to ensure the data acquisition do not undergo any type of privacy constraints. This dataset along with the reconstructed models and RGB-D scans are open for public usage with proper attribution.