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Microsoft has turned down California agency and foreign government contracts for facial biometrics

A California law enforcement agency was denied the use of Microsoft biometric facial recognition technology in car and body cameras…

 

Tech giants and civil society seek to institutionalize AI ethics

As artificial intelligence becomes more controversial, tech giants are putting together councils and review processes to ensure ethical uses of…

 

Microsoft denies partnership with Chinese biometric surveillance firm SenseNets

Microsoft has denied the existence of any partnership with SenseNets, and asked SenseNets to remove the Microsoft logo from its…

 

Patent filings show fingerprint sensor under Windows key and vein biometrics for Face ID

A pair of patent applications from Apple and Microsoft have been published, showing a system for adding vein recognition to…

 

New technologies support AI vision and speech recognition edge deployments

With artificial intelligence technology maturing, one of the focuses at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 is on delivering AI-based applications….

 

Dueling Washington State facial recognition bills spark regulation debate

Microsoft is lobbying against a bill with bipartisan support in the Washington State legislature that would ban the use of…

 

Majority of Irish businesses see biometrics as answer to password problems

Biometric verification would be welcomed by 62 percent of employees in Ireland, where poor security habits in both the public…

 

Buolamwini responds to Amazon as police admit facial recognition recommendations not followed

MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini has responded to criticisms of her study on algorithmic bias in services offered by…

 

Responsible use of facial biometrics in focus at World Economic Forum

As issues related to artificial intelligence, and facial biometrics in particular are receiving significantly increasing attention from the public and…

 

Microsoft prepares to operationalize principles for responsible use of facial recognition

Microsoft expects to “operationalize” its ethical principles for facial recognition by the end of March, company President and Chief Legal…

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