Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

Facial recognition


Delhi Police in RTI reply: 80% match in facial recognition is deemed positive ID

August 17, 2022 8:09 am

The records, shared under two RTI requests and reviewed by The Indian Express, throw light for the first time on how the Delhi Police uses facial recognition matches during investigations.

Explained: What is DigiYatra, the contactless passenger processing system for airports

August 17, 2022 2:00 pm

DigiYatra will be rolled out at Varanasi and Bengaluru this month, and at five airports — Pune, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad — by March next year. What is DigiYatra and how can people use this facility? We explain.

Brad Pitt opens up about 'face blindness'; know more about the condition and what causes it

June 24, 2022 6:12 pm

According to a doctor, a person may rely on other factors to identify who the person they are talking to is, like their hairstyle and voice, but may struggle if these clues are not there

A face search engine anyone can use is alarmingly accurate

May 30, 2022 8:55 am

A search takes mere seconds. You upload a photo of a face, check a box agreeing to the terms of service and then get a grid of photos of faces deemed similar, with links to where they appear on the internet.

Ukraine uses facial recognition to identify dead Russian soldiers, minister says

March 24, 2022 1:51 pm

Opponents of facial recognition, including civil rights groups, have decried Ukraine's adoption of Clearview AI for facial recognition, citing the possibility of misidentification.

Use of facial recognition technology by police is dangerous

November 25, 2021 7:36 am

Anushka Jain, Likhita, Matt Mahmoudi write: The risk it poses to human rights, including right to privacy, far outweighs any of its purported benefits in law and order

Returning India’s missing pets with facial recognition, one dog at a time

November 21, 2021 3:22 pm

ForPAWS is an app that will soon allow you to find a lost puppy's home using just your smartphone. Here's how it aims to make things easier for pet families down the road.

Explained: Where tech giants stand on use of controversial facial recognition tech

November 04, 2021 10:44 am

The big problem with facial recognition is that as the technology gets faster and more accurate there are worries that it will be used for mass surveillance.

Facebook will shut down facial recognition system

November 03, 2021 7:44 am

The removal of face recognition by the world's largest social media platform comes as the tech industry has faced a reckoning over the past few years over the ethics of using the technology.

How your face could soon replace your credit card and UPI based payments

October 25, 2021 1:37 pm

A facial recognition system has endpoints, which are able to measure certain variables of a person's face, and using this data, a faceprint is created.