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Texas university launches lab to investigate AI bias with support from Pangiam

A new lab has been established at SMU (Southern Methodist University), with Pangiam as its first industry partner, to investigate…

 

US customs agency finds its face biometrics program is meeting expectations

It seems it is all good news for the U.S. Traveler Verification Service following an evaluation of privacy policies and…

 

GSA calls for assessment of demographic factors on biometric proofing checks

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is planning a research study assessing the impact of demographic factors on biometric and…

 

Comments sought on working draft of ISO face biometrics fairness testing standard

The International Standards Organization has approved a working draft of the international standard for assessing facial recognition performance across different…

 

Facial analysis still biased, press still confusing it with facial recognition

An assistant professor at the University of Maryland performed an audit of leading facial recognition services Government Technology claims, and…

 

Canadian judge sends face biometrics use by govt in refugee claim to review

A judicial review of Canada’s use of facial recognition in evaluating immigration claims has been ordered by a federal judge…

 

American researchers probe where biometric bias comes in and how to measure it

A pair of papers on why biometric systems are so often found to be less effective with some demographic groups…

 

Lossy image compression negatively affects facial recognition algorithms, research shows

Experimental research by a team from the Department of Computer Science in the University of Durham, UK, demonstrates that image…

 

NIST’s image standards could become win/lose factor for govt biometrics contractors

The U.S. government is developing a vendor-neutral standard for assessing how useful an image might be for biometric identification. The…

 

Idiap researchers propose biometric fairness metrics to decouple bias from accuracy

Several new measures for quantifying demographic differentials, or bias, in biometric identity verification systems are suggested in a paper which…

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