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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…

 

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…

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