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How Much Does a Facial Recognition System Cost

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With the help of a facial recognition system, federal agents could capture a man suspected of abuse. The tool detected him in the background of someone else's photo at the gym, in the mirror. So, the agents were able to get to that gym, ask about the man, and eventually capture him. This real-life story, and many others, encourage businesses to benefit from AI services and deploy facial recognition systems. The global facial recognition market size was evaluated at $3.8 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $8.5 billion in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 17.2%.


ProBeat: Enough with the government facial recognition

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A U.S. government study released this week found that 189 facial recognition algorithms from 99 developers "falsely identified African-American and Asian faces 10 to 100 times more often than Caucasian faces." This should be the last such study. We are long overdue for federal governments to regulate or outright ban facial recognition. This year, the NYPD ran a picture of actor Woody Harrelson through a facial recognition system because officers thought the suspect seen in drug store camera footage resembled the actor. This year China used facial recognition to track its Uighur Muslim population.


Microsoft tweaks facial-recognition tech to combat bias

FOX News

Microsoft's facial-recognition technology is getting smarter at recognizing people with darker skin tones. On Tuesday, the company touted the progress, though it comes amid growing worries that these technologies will enable surveillance against people of color. Microsoft's announcement didn't broach the concerns; the company merely addressed how its facial-recognition tech could misidentify both men and women with darker skin tones. Microsoft has recently reduced the system's error rates by up to 20 times. In February, research from MIT and Stanford University highlighted how facial-recognition technologies can be built with bias.


Woolworths leak says it uses AI and facial recognition -- but the company denies it

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A leaked Woolworths employee training module slide claims that it is using "artificial intelligence and facial mapping" in its stores -- but the company denies it is using the technology. This is from a Woolies training module from 2020." At the bottom of the slide, a box titled "Did You Know?" boasts about the company's use of technology to catch offenders: "Our high standard CCTV is already resulting in offenders being arrested by police. We are using technology like artificial intelligence and facial mapping to identify offenders!" Woolworths confirmed that the slide was real, but denied it is using either artificial intelligence or facial recognition to prevent theft.


China races ahead in public use of facial-recognition technology, for good or for ill

The Japan Times

SHANGHAI – From toilet-paper dispensers to fast-food restaurants, travel and crime-fighting, China is taking the lead in rolling out facial-recognition technology.