The identities of the missing children have been established and efforts are on to help them reunite with their families. (NDTV – India)
“New Delhi: Nearly 3,000 missing children have been traced in four days, thanks to the facial recognition system (FRS) software that the Delhi Police is using on a trial basis to track down such children.
The identities of the missing children have been established and efforts are on to help them reunite with their families.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), in an affidavit to the high court, said that the Delhi Police, on a trial basis, used the FRS on 45,000 children living in different children’s homes. Of them, 2,930 children could be recognised between April 6 and April 10.”
A heartwarming story with a dose of local politics.
Nvidia Making Facial Recognition AI for Smart City Surveillance (Nextgov)
“Tech company Nvidia announced Thursday that it has partnered with AI developer Any Vision to bring a new type of surveillance technology to smart cities.”
Artificial Intelligence is showing up more and more in the context of facial recognition technology.
Google’s popular art selfie tech not accessible in Illinois [and Texas] (Illinois News Network)
“The company hasn’t said why residents of the two states can’t use it. One thing both have in common is laws allowing lawsuits for not protecting biometric information. A key difference, however, is any Illinoisan can file a lawsuit, whereas Texas’ attorney general would have to initiate one there. Washington state has a law similar to Texas but users there reportedly are able to access the function.”
Amazon will soon accept mobile payments using selfies instead of passwords (Silicon Republic)
Amazon has filed a patent application for technology that will allow users to authenticate a payment using a photo or video in a seamless way that doesn’t necessarily require passwords.
“The user is identified using image information which is processed utilising facial recognition. The device verifies that the image information corresponds to a living human using one or more human-verification processes,” the patent reads.