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Washington becomes the first state in the US to LEGALIZE facial recognition for law enforcement

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The state of Washington has made it legal for law enforcement and other state agencies to use facial recognition. The new law makes Washington the first state in the US to legalize facial recognition software for government business. Facial recognition has been used by a number of law enforcement agencies at the city and county level, but it has never been formally legalized at either the state or federal level. Washington has become the first state in the US to officially legalize facial recognition software for law enforcement, which it says will be limited to finding missing persons, identifying the deceased, and'for the purposes of keeping the public safe' According to the law, facial recognition will be limited to a handful of uses, including efforts to'locate or identify missing persons, and identify deceased persons, including missing or murdered indigenous women, subjects of Amber alerts and silver alerts, and other possible crime victims, for the purposes of keeping the public safe.' Agencies that want to use facial recognition technology will have to file a notice of intent with the state government along with an accountability report that details how and why they need the technology, according to a report in InfoSecurity.


9 Future Predictions For A Post-Coronavirus World

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As the ripple of COVID-19 careens around the globe, it's forcing humankind to innovate and change the way we work and live. The upside of where we find ourselves right now is that individuals and corporations will be more resilient in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are nine predictions of what our world may look like once we have left the pandemic behind. There was a time not too long ago when we were impressed by touch screens and all they enabled us to do. COVID-19 has made most of us hyper-aware of every touchable surface that could transmit the disease, so in a post-COVID-19 world, it's expected that we'll have fewer touch screens and more voice interfaces and machine vision interfaces.


The emotional lives of mice

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Cartoonists have captivated generations by humanising mice, from the enigmatic Mickey Mouse and charming Stuart Little to the smooth-talking Speedy Gonzales and wily Jerry, who continually outsmarts Tom, the dumb housecat. Turns out, they might have been onto something – at least when it comes to the little critters having emotions – according to research published in the journal Science. Back in 1872, Charles Darwin proposed that the universal, innate and communicative emotions of animals and humans can be best understood through facial expressions. Humans clearly use the same expressions to convey emotion. For instance, disgust makes us wrinkle our nose, narrow our eyes and distort our upper lip; if we're happy we smile and if something makes us sad our lips droop down at the edges.


Top 7 Resources To Learn Facial Recognition - Analytics India Magazine

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Facial recognition is arguably the most talked-about technology within the artificial intelligence landscape due to its wide range of applications and biased outputs. Several countries are adopting this technology for surveillance purposes, most notably China and India. Both are among the first countries to make use of this technology on a large scale. Even the EU has pulled back from banning this technology for some years and has left it for the countries to decide. This will increase the demand for professionals who can develop solutions around facial recognition technology to simplify life and make operations efficient.


Artificial intelligence decodes the facial expressions of mice

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Mice move their ears, cheeks and eyes to convey emotion.Credit: Getty Researchers have used a machine-learning algorithm to decipher the seemingly inscrutable facial expressions of laboratory mice. The work could have implications for pinpointing neurons in the human brain that encode particular expressions. Their study "is an important first step" in understanding some of the mysterious aspects of emotions and how they manifest in the brain, says neuroscientist David Anderson at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Nearly 150 years ago, Charles Darwin proposed that facial expressions in animals might provide a window onto their emotions, as they do in humans. But researchers have only recently gained the tools -- such as powerful microscopes, cameras and genetic techniques -- to reliably capture and analyse facial movement, and investigate how emotions arise in the brain.


9 Future Predictions For A Post-Coronavirus World

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As the ripple of COVID-19 careens around the globe, it's forcing humankind to innovate and change the way we work and live. The upside of where we find ourselves right now is that individuals and corporations will be more resilient in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are nine predictions of what our world may look like once we have left the pandemic behind. There was a time not too long ago that we were impressed by touch screens and all they enabled us to do. COVID-19 has made most of us hyper-aware of every touchable surface that could transmit the disease, so in a post-COVID-19 world, it's expected that we'll have fewer touch screens and more voice interfaces and machine vision interfaces.



Industrial Machine Vision Solutions from Intel

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Machine vision is the ability for machines to see their environment and make decisions based on visual input, such as image data or video data in an industrial setting. It's carried out through a combination of specialized hardware and software that provide image-based sensing and processing in industrial settings. It can also be used to maintain a safe and secure industrial environment. Machine vision has been one of the key drivers of industrial automation in recent years. It helps automate factory and plant processes by collecting and intelligently responding to patterns in visual data.


Microsoft president calls Washington state's new facial recognition law 'a significant breakthrough'

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Microsoft President Brad Smith took a break from responding to the COVID-19 outbreak Tuesday to praise Washington state's landmark facial recognition regulations. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that establishes rules specifically governing facial recognition software. Smith called the law an "early and important model" and "a significant breakthrough" in a blog post published Tuesday. Some cities have enacted their own facial recognition rules, but Washington is the first to establish statewide regulations. "This balanced approach ensures that facial recognition can be used as a tool to protect the public, but only in ways that respect fundamental rights and serve the public interest," Smith said.


Neural Style Transfer With TensorFlow Hub

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Here comes the good bit. We will create an image with the content and style of the images below. For the implementation section of this article, we will be utilizing a bunch of tools and libraries for loading images and performing data transformation. First, we will import the tools and libraries required. Next, we declare two variables that hold the directory path to images for the content and style of our output result.