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Documents suggest Orlando Police facial recognition pilot training and communication inadequate

The Orlando Police Department’s pilots of Amazon’s facial recognition technology have had mixed early results, according to documents obtained by…


ACLU seeks disclosure of facial recognition plans from Homeland Security

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Services disclose its use or plans…


Orlando police sign on for second trial of Amazon facial recognition technology

The Orlando Police Department has signed an agreement for its second test of Amazon’s facial recognition technology despite what Orlando…


Bezos says Amazon committed to working with U.S. Department of Defense

Amazon will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Defense, regardless of criticism, CEO Jeff Bezos told an audience…


Synaptics voice technology powers Alexa functionality in new televisions

TCL Corporation has announced a new line of smart televisions featuring Synaptics’ AudioSmart far-field voice (FFV) technology to power built-in…


Voice and speech recognition predicted to reach $6.9B by 2025 as Alexa-powered banking trials launch

The global market for voice and speech recognition technology is expected to vault from $1.1 billion in 2017 to $6.9…


Amazon facial recognition technology accelerates trafficking investigations

Child exploitation prevention organization Thorn has sped up its investigation time by 65 percent using Amazon’s Rekognition and other AWS…


Amazon facial recognition falsely matched 28 in Congress with mugshots in ACLU experiment

U.S. Congress includes 28 individuals matched to arrest photos by Amazon’s facial recognition technology, according to a blog post by…


Amazon to continue selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement

Amazon will not make any changes to the way it markets and provides facial recognition and other technologies to U.S….


Orlando police to continue Amazon facial recognition pilot

The Orlando Police Department has informed the city’s mayor and council in a memo that it will continue to test…

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