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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…

 

Biometric boarding introduced at airports in Spain and China

Menorca Airport in Spain and Huangshan Tunxi International Airport in Anhui Province, China are the latest airports to announce biometric…

 

Huawei facial recognition technology to be deployed in China’s Forbidden City

Huawei has entered into an agreement to build a smart network covering the 720,000 square meter palace museum complex in…

 

Taiwan biometrics suppliers optimistic as global markets balk at Chinese products

Concerns about relations with China and the security of products from the country is giving Taiwanese biometrics companies a boost,…

 

Efforts to ensure ethical use of biometric surveillance technology face scrutiny

IBM’s role in surveillance systems allegedly used to carry out extra-judicial killings directed by Rodrigo Duterte prior to becoming president…

 

Chinese facial recognition unicorn Megvii reportedly considering IPO on New York Stock Exchange

Megvii is considering its options for an initial public offering which could bring in up to $800 million to support…

 

Chinese government defends biometric surveillance in Xinjiang saying 13,000 terrorism arrests made

Chinese authorities say in a new white paper they have arrested 13,000 terrorists in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in…

 

U.S. Congressional Rep. plans national strategy to maintain global artificial intelligence lead

U.S. Congressional Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) will devise a national artificial intelligence strategy for the country, as Congress will play…

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