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Artificial intelligence screening job hunters

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I'd be prompted say'are you ready for question one?,'" says Chief Data Officer Ben Taylor. Taylor is the Chief Data Officer at ZIFF, a company specializing in facial recognition, and he spends a lot of time talking about AI. The computer program can be taught to watch for behaviors like eye movement, smiling and micro-expressions but it can also be taught to ignore things like gender, age and race. We asked, "Can you make the computer eliminate racism."


Forget Police Sketches: Researchers Perfectly Reconstruct Faces by Reading Brainwaves

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Using brain scans and direct neuron recording from macaque monkeys, the team found specialized "face patches" that respond to specific combinations of facial features. In the early 2000s, while recording from epilepsy patients with electrodes implanted into their brains, Quian Quiroga and colleagues found that face cells are particularly picky. In a stroke of luck, Tsao and team blew open the "black box" of facial recognition while working on a different problem: how to describe a face mathematically, with a matrix of numbers. In macaque monkeys with electrodes implanted into their brains, the team recorded from three "face patches"--brain areas that respond especially to faces--while showing the monkeys the computer-generated faces.


Facial Recognition Is Only the Beginning: Here's What to Expect Next in Biometrics on Your Phone

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Apple says its version of the technology, called Face ID and available when the phone ships in November, uses a suite of sensors to map your face in 3-D. An infrared light illuminates your face, and a projector projects an array of infrared dots at it. Anil Jain, a Michigan State University professor who studies biometric recognition and computer vision, notes that it uses an existing tactic called structured light to capture your visage in three dimensions--something he employed for object recognition back in the 1980s. Beyond the work the company has done to keep the wrong people out of the phone, Apple claims that Face ID will let the right person in even in the dark, while wearing glasses or a hat, and after growing a beard. Jain says it's conceivable that smartphones will eventually include sensors for face, iris, and fingerprint recognition--a rarity now.


Forrester Analysts say AI won't overtake humanity for at least 100 years.

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A different Hollywood take on AI is the futuristic "Her," which features a computer operating system (Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson) so intelligent that it develops an emotional attachment to the movie's protagonist, Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix). An example the analysts use is facial recognition, which they say is inherently biased by training data sets. They highlight the fact that facial recognition systems designed in Asia are very good at identifying minute distinctions in facial features among Asians, which make up the large majority of test subjects used to train the system. Gualtieri and Keitt expand on the data bias problem by pointing out that any AI system is likely to have the biases of its creators built into it--the natural result of the data chosen to train the system.


Facial recognition is here. The iPhone X is just the beginning Clare Garvie

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I'm a privacy lawyer who researches the risks of face recognition technology – and I will be buying the new iPhone. But as we grow accustomed to fast and accurate face recognition, we cannot become complacent to the serious privacy risks it often poses – or think that all its applications are alike. Social media applications increasingly integrate face recognition into their user experience; one application in Russia allows strangers to find out who you are just by taking your photo. At the festival in London late last month, the real-time face recognition system reportedly led to 35 misidentifications and only one "correct" match – an innocent person who was not wanted by the police after all.


Freaked out about artificial intelligence? Remember what's in your pocket

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When the iPhone X was unveiled this week, its facial recognition feature immediately made headlines. Social networks, auto-fill forms and browsing histories build up a profile of our personalities without anyone necessarily needing to look us in the eye. We put our debit card details into our phones to make buying concert tickets easier. Facial recognition software has long since been a hindrance for activists and protestors – new artifical intelligence programs can recognise protestors' faces even if they're covered.


Apple just put machine learning in your pocket

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Apple touted the prowess of its new hardware and software by unveiling just two applications: Face ID, facial recognition to unlock the new iPhone X and to make purchases with Apple Pay, and and animated emoji's -- so-called animojis. The company also described how how facial recognition can work with augmented reality apps. But don't let these modest examples disappoint you. With Apple (and other device makers), the real magic often comes from the developer community.


Facial recognition: iPhone today, tomorrow the airport?

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Apple calls its flavor of facial recognition Face ID. "Substantial questions remain about how Face ID will impact iPhone users' privacy and security, and whether the technology will perform equally well on different groups of people," he wrote. In tech devices, Samsung now uses facial recognition and iris scanning to let you unlock certain Galaxy smartphones. "If Apple's facial recognition tool proves to be significantly flawed, it could really damage Apple's hopes for Apple Pay expansion.


New iPhone face unlocking tech sparks privacy fears

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'If you were wondering what humanity would do when given access to the most advanced facial recognition technology, here it is,' Craig Federighi said before showing off a talking poop Garvie warns they could soon include as routine'surveillance by law enforcement, customer monitoring by retail outlets, face recognition apps that permit strangers to identify you from your social media presence, and more.' Apple CEO Tim Cook said previously that he won't weaken the unbreakable encryption technology on Apple products Unlocking phones using fingerprints and encrypted messaging have remained controversial issues since Apple launched TouchID in 2014. Apple CEO Tim Cook said previously that he won't weaken the unbreakable encryption technology on Apple products to allow the US government to access iMessages because it could actually damage national security. Unfortunately, when Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, came on stage to demonstrate the Face ID, it didn't work on first attempt, and he was forced to revert to a backup phone.


Is iPhone X Facial Recognition Feature In Violation of Your Privacy?

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Apple's recently revealed feature, the Face ID, which scans a user's face to unlock its iPhone X device has raised privacy concerns -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) called on the company's CEO, Tim Cook to address these concerns in an open letter Thursday. Even though the company has acknowledged that it has "no plans to allow any third party applications access to the Face ID system or its face print data", Franken wants the company to ensure that it will not do so in the future. At the event, Schiller had stated that the company had relied on more than a billion face scans to create the Face ID feature. While biometric data such as fingerprint sensing and iris recognition system have been used in smartphones for long, Apple' face recognition based biometric lock, has raised issues such as what would happen if data stored in a phone lands in the wrong hands.