New advances in facial recognition are a step forward for an artificial intelligence technique called deep learning. “I never forget a face,” some people like to boast. It’s a claim that looks quainter by the day as artificial intelligence research continues to advance. Some computers, it turns out, never forget 260 million faces. […]
In the UK’s Science and Technology Committee new report titled “Science and Technology – Sixth Report: Current and future uses of biometric data and technologies“, MPs address their concerns regarding the UK government’s failure to introduce proper legislation to regulate the increasing use of biometric data. In the report, MPs discuss a number of key […]
When the REAL ID Act passed in 2005, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), no civil libertarian, called the national ID law “unworkable” for good reason. It seeks to herd all Americans into a national ID system by coercing states into issuing drivers licenses (and sharing information about their drivers) according to complex federal standards. Read More: […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Cellphones didn’t just arrive in Pakistan. But someone could be fooled into thinking otherwise, considering the tens of millions of Pakistanis pouring into mobile phone stores these days. Read More: Pakistanis face a deadline: Surrender fingerprints or give up cellphone – The Washington Post.
Once confined to Hollywood blockbusters and sci-fi novels, in 2015, the number of humans upgraded by technological devices is increasing in number. Thanks to the invention and wide-spread adoption of implantable aids such as pacemakers, insulin pumps, hearing aids and deep brain stimulation systems, the world is filling with humans who could be considered part […]
EVER thought about ditching your office swipe card or key and having a microchip implanted into your hand instead? With the flick of a wrist you could open a secure door, operate a photocopier or pay for lunch in the canteen. Read More: Kathie McInnes: The schools using sci-fi techniques on pupils | Stoke Sentinel.
A new TSA drivers license could be mandatory for doing more than driving between states in 2016. Nevada and Idaho are among the states which could keep you grounded if you don’t have an advanced form of the card called the Real ID. Read More: TSA Drivers License: Agency Will Require Advanced ‘Real ID’ To […]
An Illinois driver’s license might not be enough identification to get you onto a commercial flight beginning next year. Read More: Your Illinois license won’t be enough to fly – DailyHerald.com.
They call it Electronic Money, or E-Money, but usually, Digital Cash. It is intangible money that exists only as entries in bank records and in the minds of the users. There are several electronic payment systems out there, with cutes names such as Bitcoin, PayTag, Pingit, Google Wallet, PayPal and mobile phone wave and pay, […]
Ecuador’s Sistema de Dinero Electrónico (electronic money system) kicked off in December by allowing qualifying users to set up accounts, and it will begin acting as a real means of transaction this month. Once the government flips the switch, the South American nation of 16 million will host the first-ever state-run electronic payment system. […]