Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Many have raised the issue of facial recognition systems being used in public as a cause for concern with regards to privacy. After all we should be able to go about our business daily without having to worry about computer systems and people behind those systems recognizing us, right?However interestingly enough, it seems that not everyone is as fussed about facial recognition as you might think. A recent online poll conducted by the Center for Data Innovation (via The Register) has found that the majority of those that took part in the poll didn’t really seem to care for the need for facial recognition technology to be regulated.For example when asked if the government should “strictly limit the use of facial recognition technology”, 44.9% disagreed versus 26.2% of agreed. Getting into specifics, it was also asked if the tech should be limited even if it means that it can’t be used to stop shoplifting, or speed up lines at the airport, or public safety, many disagreed that it should not be limited.However

Facial recognition: Coming to a gadget near you

Imagine walking into a store where a robot greets you by name, lets you know that your online order is ready, and then suggests other products you might want pick up.

Thu 10 Jan 19 from TechXplore

Despite Privacy Concerns, Not Many Want Facial Recognition To Be Regulated

Many have raised the issue of facial recognition systems being used in public as a cause for concern with regards to privacy. After all we should be able to go about our business daily without ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Ubergizmo

Around half of Americans are OK with facial recognition technology

Experts from the Center for Data Innovation in Washington DC surveyed 3,151 Americans found 55 per cent believe that the government should not impose strict regulations on the technology.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

Government shouldn’t limit face recognition if it speeds up airports, says tech-funded survey

54% of the public wants the government to back off of regulation if it it means making it easier to get through the TSA line. Facial recognition technology makes checking in for flights and ...

Mon 7 Jan 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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