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Amazon moving facial recognition and voice processing off of Nvidia chips

Amazon is switching to using its own custom chips to provide the cloud processing for its Alexa voice assistant service…

 

US plans voice biometrics upgrade and shift to cloud for DoD Automated Biometric Identification System

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to move the remaining on-premise elements of its Automated Biometric Identification System to…

 

Biometric privacy lawsuit against Amazon and Pindrop refiled in federal court

A biometric data privacy lawsuit alleging that Amazon and Pindrop failed to meet the informed consent requirements of the Biometric Information Privacy…

 

Biometric privacy suit targets Amazon’s COVID-19 screening

Employee COVID-19 screening measures by Amazon use biometrics without satisfying the legal requirements of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA),…

 

Amazon aims to improve biometric features and privacy with new edge AI chip in Echo devices

A new processor in Amazon’s latest generation of Echo devices are giving the Alexa assistant intriguing capabilities that the company…

 

Amazon launches contactless palm biometrics for retail, access control markets

Amazon is launching its palmprint biometrics for contactless payments, access control and more, according to a company blog post, under…

 

Biometric privacy claim against Pindrop and Amazon dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

Amazon and Pindrop did not violate biometric privacy law in Illinois by capturing data for voice recognition from people when…

 

Amazon and Microsoft move for dismissal of biometric privacy suit, arguing no jurisdiction for training data

Illinois’ biometric privacy law does not apply to conduct out of state and therefore suits against Amazon and Microsoft over…

 

StoneLock GM discusses privacy features in biometric property technology as market heats up

The market for face biometrics as part of “property technology” or “proptech” is heating up, with new solutions, deployments, and…

 

Biometrics at home – how smart will the smart home get?

Rapid advancements in chip designs along with algorithms for biometric voice and facial recognition are expanding the boundaries of what…

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