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San Francisco may ban police and city use of facial recognition tech

World May 13, 2019

San Francisco may ban police and city use of facial recognition tech

San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras. Government ...

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

Business / Tech Mar 27, 2019

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists, and people ...

Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Business / Tech Dec 17, 2018

Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Major convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has launched an experimental outlet in Tokyo with an unmanned payment system and facial recognition technology. The facial recognition system was developed by technology giant NEC Corp. Seven-Eleven Japan plans to open such outlets in locations where customers can ...