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Amazon creates a face recognition scheme to appeal to lawmakers

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, says his company is currently developing a set of laws regulating facial recognition technology that it wants to share with federal legislators. In February, the company, which was exposed to an increasing review of its controversial face recognition technology called Amazon Rekognition, published guidelines that it hoped the legislature would consider. Now Amazon is taking …

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Twitch acquires game database site IGDB to improve search and recognition capabilities – TechCrunch

Twitch (Amazon Property) has made a small but strategic acquisition to improve its search capabilities and better direct viewers to just the right content. The company acquires IGDB, the Internet gaming database (unrelated to Amazon's IMDb), a website that aggregates all relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers around the world. As a result of the acquisition, …

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Concerns about the dangers of facial recognition are increasing in China

Monitors on Huawei's Bantian campus will display a facial recognition and artificial intelligence display on April 26, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images China's seemingly unrestrained pressure on facial recognition is being pushed back to a high level. The Zao face-swapping app became viral last weekend, but triggered a backlash in the state and private media outlining …

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Amazon's face recognition test by Orlando Cops ends up as a devastating flop

Photo: Getty Orlando has completed its pilot with Rekognition, the Amazon face recognition system, with no current plans for future testing. But the city did not suddenly change its minds because of ethical concerns about technology – they could not possibly make it work. In October, the city embarked on a nine-month reconnoitring trial. According to Orlando Weekly, there are …

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ICE used face recognition for the mining license database

Georgetown researchers' documents were from 2014 to 2017, and it was not immediately clear if these states were still meeting ICE requirements. State Department officials were not immediately available for comment on Sunday night. Matt Bourke, an ICE spokesman, said the agency would not comment on "investigative techniques, tactics, or tools" for "prosecution risks." But he added: "During an investigation, …

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Body Camera manufacturer does not use face recognition software: NPR

A police officer in Los Angeles is wearing an Axon body camera in 2017. On Thursday, the company announced that it has discontinued the face recognition software due to unreliability. David McNew / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch David McNew / Getty Images A police officer in Los Angeles is wearing an Axon Body Camera in 2017. On Thursday, …

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