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Expanded skin tone scale released by Google to help reduce bias in AI, computer vision

Progress on work done by Google to reduce the level of AI bias in the capture of images of skins…

 

DHS Biometric Rally 2021 results show accuracy gains, but masks and equality still challenges for some

Three quarters of the errors encountered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) in its…

 

Standard for measuring face biometrics bias coming, AI bias mitigation needs wider scope

A working draft of a standard for measuring bias in face biometrics has been published by the International Standards Organization…

 

Biometrics experts plead for scientific foundation to White House policy

Biometric technologies for establishing or confirming a person’s physical identity are not similar enough to those intended for emotional analysis…

 

Assessments for image quality in face biometrics improving, new standard TBD

Algorithms for assessing the quality of facial images used in biometric matching are increasingly effective, but a modern standard that…

 

DHS suggests face biometrics bias reduction method, quantifies demographic effects

Removing facial features associated with race and gender can make face biometric algorithms less likely to confuse people with others…

 

DHS finds masks cause jump in face biometrics errors for some races

A third of the facial recognition systems tested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showed accuracy rates meeting a…

 

DHS 2021 Biometric Technology Rally to focus on identifying masked travellers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is calling for submissions to participate in its 2021 Biometric Technology Rally at the…

 

Practical problems in biometric fairness, coming ISO standard explored in EAB webinar

New wrinkles to the problem of biometric bias, the development of standards for assessing it, and strategies for assessing and…

 

Idemia face, ID R&D voice, Aware fingerprint biometrics score top biometric accuracy rankings

Leading biometric accuracy results have been announced in different modalities by Idemia, ID R&D and Aware in a trio of…

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