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U.S. Senators propose $2.2B bill to maintain AI leadership

The U.S. Government could spend $2.2 billion on advancing artificial intelligence over the next five years if a new law…

 

Chinese companies collaborate on facial recognition vending refrigerator

Global telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom has launched a 5G-powered smart commercial refrigerator with biometric facial recognition to enable convenient automated…

 

Deep Glint says revenues grew by 7x last year as facial biometrics capture criminal after 20 years

Police in China have used biometric facial recognition from Deep Glint to catch a criminal who had been on the…

 

China considering new law to protect biometrics and other personal data

Legislators in China are drafting a new data privacy law to protect personal information, and biometric data in particular, The…

 

Megvii accused of providing facial biometrics for repressive Chinese surveillance system

Human Rights Watch has identified Megvii’s Face++ as a supplier of biometric facial recognition technology for a mobile app used…

 

SenseTime to help build new Malaysia AI hub for speech recognition development

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has approved the construction of a $1 billion artificial intelligence hub in the country in…

 

China amends law to ban deepfakes as ValidSoft exec proposes biometric detection

China has moved to ban “deepfakes,” as the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress amended the country’s Civil Code…

 

Alipay launches new biometric facial recognition POS device with $450M incentive program

Alipay has launched a new version of its Dragonfly facial recognition-powered point-of-sale system, and plans to spend CNY3 billion (US$450…

 

Serbia and Uruguay deploy Chinese biometric and surveillance technology amid growing controversy

Chinese surveillance and facial biometric technology continue to be implemented in other countries even as evidence emerges that they are…

 

Biometric surveillance raises ethics concerns for China-U.S. AI industry sharing

Microsoft Research Asia co-wrote three papers on artificial intelligence and facial analysis with researchers associated with the Chinese military’s National…

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