Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff August 30, 2018 Dr. Olaf Bodamer wasn’t sure what was wrong with the 3-year-old boy he recently examined at Boston Children’s Hospital, but he had a hunch.The child’s muscle tone was weak, and he had taken … [Read more...] about Facial recognition zeroes in on genetic disorders
Facial recognition apps
It was only a matter of time before the first facial recognition project for Google Glass was started. That project was announced earlier this week by Lambda Labs, and the Google Glass team has now backed away from the technology on Google+. According to the post, Google won't approve any "Glassware" utilizing facial recognition due to privacy concerns. The key word here is … [Read more...] about Google Glass Team Says Facial Recognition Apps Will Not Be Approved, But Can They Stop Anyone From Using One?
A surveillance company founded by a former Israeli intelligence officer has been using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to build a massive facial recognition database — and is just one of many companies doing so. As Facebook comes under scrutiny over privacy practices following the company’s latest user data scandal, further focus has been put on how … [Read more...] about Report: Former Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos for Huge Facial Recognition Database
A 31-year-old fugitive was arrested at a Jacky Cheung concert after facial recognition technology identified him. YouTube screengrab Police have arrested a fugitive in southeast China after spotting him with facial recognition technology among about 50,000 people attending a pop concert, a news website reported. The wanted man was detained while attending a show performed by … [Read more...] about Facial recognition tech catches fugitive among huge crowd at Jacky Cheung concert in China
Software engineer Henry Gan got a surprise last summer when he tested his team’s new facial recognition system on coworkers at startup Gfycat. The machine-learning software successfully identified most of his colleagues, but the system stumbled with one group. “It got some of our Asian employees mixed up,” says Gan, who is Asian. “Which was strange … [Read more...] about How Coders Are Fighting Bias in Facial Recognition Software