News tagged: Facial Recognition
Snap has already made the move into hardware with Spectacles, a pair of glasses with an embedded camera, and it may be interested in offering a drone as well. The Information reports the company is currently in talks to acquire Zero Zero Robotics, a drone manufacturer in China.
Using a combination of facial recognition and AI, China is trying to build systems that can reliably predict who will engage in criminal behavior. The Financial Times reports authorities have already begun testing the technology. China is already filled with security cameras.
Additional biometric security options could be added to the next iPhone, reports Bloomberg. The upcoming device is said to include 3D facial recognition technology that's enabled by the inclusion of a depth sensor. That sensor allows for fast, accurate scanning of a user's face.
More advanced sharing capabilities have been added to Google Photos. The features, which were announced during I/O in May, are found in a new dedicated tab called "sharing." You can find that section at the bottom of the screen. In it, you'll see suggested photos for sharing.
LG's flagship smartphone was unveiled earlier this year and although it was rumoured to feature iris scanner, that never happen. Besides missing the iris scanner, the phone was also missing another feature - the facial recognition, but the good news is that the latter will reach
The much-awaited Galaxy S8 is finally here and one of many included features is also a facial recognition. Due to slow iris scanner, Samsung decided to include facial recognition, but if the latest video is based on the latest software, then Samsung has serious issues with
Facial recognition for mobile payments will be added to the Galaxy S8 "within months of release," says Bloomberg. That feature will provide an alternative way to carry out secure payments. Samsung is reportedly working on iris, facial, and fingerprint scanning for payments.
Fingerprint scanners have adopted so fast and now almost every new smartphone comes with it. At the same time, Samsung believes that other technologies will have the same fast adoption and that the company will drop the support for fingerprint scanners in the future in
With less than a month away from the official release of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, more details are leaking out. We had a fair share of live images to know how the phones will look like, but now people that have access to the phones are reporting that the included iris
Apple has reportedly acquired a startup involved in AI-based face recognition, lending support to rumors that an upcoming iPhone will offer facial recognition. The deal between Apple and RealFace, an Israeli startup, is said to have gone down for "several million dollars."
Some of the features that'll reportedly be found in the iPhone 8 are advanced facial scanning and support for some augmented reality capabilities. Those features were discussed in recent reports from JP Morgan's Rod Hall and Goldman Sachs' Simona Jankowski.
An iris scanner will reportedly be included with the iPhone 8, the highest-end iPhone model that'll be released in 2017. The component would let users authenticate themselves just by looking at their phone. DigiTimes says the phone offers an iris scanner and wireless charging.
Facial and gesture recognition might be included with the iPhone 8. Timothy Arcuri, a Cowen and Company analyst, believes the phone may use a laser sensor and an infrared sensor near the front-camera for facial recognition. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed the same.
Microsoft is working on a new Windows security feature that'll automatically lock your computer when it detects you've stepped away. Called Dynamic Lock, the feature is present in Windows 10 test builds. It's easy to see how Windows Hello facial recognition could be utilized.
Synaptics announced a new multi-factor biometric engine made in partnership with facial recognition company KeyLemon that incorporates both fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing devices to be unlocked in multiple ways depending on what's most convenient for the user.
Over a hundred million Americans are currently in the FBI's facial recognition database, according to a report from Georgetown Law. The system is closing in on half of the US population. While the database is meant to assist in criminal justice efforts, there are concerns.
A pilot program managed by the FBI has collected hundreds of thousands of iris scans from Americans. The program began in 2013 and the FBI pulls in scans from police departments around the country. Individual police departments are collecting hundreds of scans per day.
Photos of millions of people are being used by the FBI and law enforcement for facial recognition and many of those affected by the system are nothing more than law-abiding US citizens. A report from the US GAO reveals 411.9 million photos are in the system.
A limited version of Facebook Moments, a photo sharing tool, has arrived in Europe and Canada. Unlike the version available in the US, Moments lacks facial recognition in its latest markets due to privacy concerns. That means Moments is unable to auto-identify people.
A patent application from Amazon shows the company would like to hold the rights to a selfie-based authentication option, allowing people to replace their password with a photo or video. The patent describes a system which would see a user performs basic actions with their head.