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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Tech


Technology, wielded right, is targeted at bettering the lives and status of the people. No matter how good a piece of tech is, though, there will always be some poor sides to it. That is why we have regulatory agencies for these kinds of issues. The pieces of tech that make it through are those that are deemed to have many more benefits than the demerits which could be lurking around. Today, we have such controversies regarding facial recognition. With major players like Amazon withdrawing its commercial software from the market for a while, it becomes important to see where the argument could sway for this piece of tech in the future.

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From early disease detection to facial-recognition tech, here's how AI is integrated with everyday tools


Artificial intelligence, or the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, once existed only in science fiction novels and movies. But today, the technology is being integrated into more and more applications, influencing how we live our everyday lives. For businesses, AI has become a real competitive advantage. Companies are increasingly looking at how AI will bring value to their operations and customers. In a recent study, 50% of 2,395 respondents reported that their companies had adopted AI in at least one of their business functions.

The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI Artificial Intelligence

There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.

Thermal camera with face detection tech for fever screening procured in Kerala


The first Thermal and Optical Imaging camera with Artificial Intelligence-powered face detection technology for fever screening has been procured for the state capital by former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor. Following a discussion, his team had with district collector K Gopalakrishnan, Congress leader Tharoor said it was brought to his notice that a Thermal imaging camera with face detection technology was urgently needed in the district to scan from a safe distance and isolate those potentially having fever. Using his MPLADS fund, Tharoor, who represents, Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, procured the equipment. Bahrain and Dubai before finally reaching Bengaluru, from where it was shipped to Kerala, Tharoor said in a Facebook Post. "The installation will be done at our Airport, Railway Station, MCH. Since all MPLADS funds have been exhausted, we are approaching other corporate groups to partner with us and the district administration to procure more of this highly sophisticated technological device prior to the huge influx of expatriates from the middle east and other areas overseas,"

Masked faces pose no trouble to AI algos -


Artificial intelligence-powered technologies are increasingly being used to help contain the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, with several tech companies tweaking their facial recognition algorithms to identify people who are wearing masks. Enterprises that use facial recognition for access control and attendance system needed to make the tweaks as traditional algorithms may not be sufficient for recognition. For, masks used by the employees often cover some features of the face. Beijing-based tech company Hanwang Technology Co Ltd has upgraded its core algorithm and introduced a new facial recognition system for those who wear masks. Huang Lei, vice-president of the company, said Hanwang Tech took just a month to develop the upgraded version.

Chinese facial recognition can now identify people wearing masks

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Chinese companies specialising in facial recognition have upgraded the technology to identify people wearing masks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese company SenseTime, described as'the most valuable AI startup in the world' and worth at least $4.5billion, is one of several firms improving its facial recognition to ensure a person cna be identified without them taking off their mask. Instead of relying on having to see a person's mouth, the system is able to learn a person's identify from just their eyes and upper nose region of their face. People around the world are increasingly opting to wear medical masks and even respirators to prevent catching the potentially fatal COVID-19. The disease has claimed the lives of more than 2,700 people around the world and infected a total of around 80,000.