Category Archives: Facial Recognition

Opinion – Face Recognition and Covid Funding China

Face Recognition, Temperature Kiosks and COVID funding Article on Wired Nov2020 Intro Wired did an investigation into kiosks (well, temperature tablets…) and has determined schools are purchasing thermal cameras that include facial recognition technology. Ok. We can live with that… Technically most all of the schools have been purchasing infrared sensor-based tablets. They are not thermal cameras (e.g.… Read More »

What’s Going On With Facial Recognition?

From Design Smart City Jun-2020 Several developments in the Facial Recognition arena.  The big starting point is that IBM is ditching Facial Recognition. In a letter to members of Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the company would no longer make general-purpose facial recognition and analysis software, citing concerns about the technology’s use by law enforcement agencies. He clarified that… Read More »

Amazon Facial Recognition Comes Under Fire

Full article as published by Denver Post 2/3/2019 Amazon Face-Detection Software Has Bias NEW YORK — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Amazon’s website credits Rekognition for helping the Washington County Sheriff Office in Oregon speed up how… Read More »

Biometric Kiosks – Casinos Testing Facial Recognition Technologies

Noted on GGB News Excerpt: It’s called “biometrics”—a type of artificial intelligence that maps the features of the face with such accuracy, it not only can identify that person but detect their sexual orientation and, in the most advanced versions, even gauge their emotional state. Casinos in Macau and elsewhere are now testing the technology as a way… Read More »

Facial Recognition Kiosks Come To Vancouver International Airport CBP

Vancouver International Airport will be first in Canada to use NEXUS facial recognition kiosk technology. Innovative Travel Solutions announced today that their biometric kiosks have been configured to meet the requirements of the NEXUS program, a joint Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP) operated Trusted Travellers program. BorderXpress NEXUS features ‘tap-and-go’… Read More »

Facial Recognition Kiosk Software for Windows Released

Facial Recognition Kiosk Software KioWare for Windows version 8.16 is now available with support for Omron’s Facial Recognition Device. It also now allows for the transferring files from connected phones or tablets to the kiosk. Facial recognition is becoming commonplace and being used in multiple scenarios.  Recently Hertz announced facial recognition being used now in renting a car… Read More »