The use of facial recognition technology for law enforcement has been in the media this week, not only in connection with the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, but also in Australia. That made for a good radio segment this afternoon with Jules Schiller on ABC Adelaide.Continue reading “Talking facial recognition tech on ABC Adelaide”
Weekly Wrap 501: A quiet new year with bushfire smoke and a random spider
Monday 30 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020 saw a relatively quiet start to the new year that included quite a bit of gin, and way too much bushfire smoke â€” though there were no direct threats to me from the fires.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 501: A quiet new year with bushfire smoke and a random spider”
Talking ATMs with face recognition on ABC 891 Adelaide
Engineers at Beijing’s Tsinghua University and Hangzhou-based security company Tzekwan Technology have unveiled an ATM with face-recognition — and I discussed the implications on ABC 891 Adelaide on Monday.
I spoke with drive presenter Michael Smyth about why China might want to do this, including making more of their technology domestically, and linking ATM authentication with their growing national database of facial biometrics for… other purposes.
Here’s the full seven-minute conversation, which was broadcast live.
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