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The State of Facial Recognition in 2020
Facial recognition is an important topic that affects many facets of modern society. Over the past several years it has influenced the trajectory of policing, government, law, and the broader tech industry in the United States and around the world. [Related article: Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Ban Police from... Read more
Trending Data Science Topics & Tools for 2020
As the entire world has entered a paradigm shift in 2020 due to the virus, trends across every industry may have changed to meet these changing times. In data science and AI, many practitioners and researchers have had to shift their focus to meet the demands of their company,... Read more
Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon Ban Police from Using Facial Technology
Facial recognition technology has long sparked debate in the data science community and beyond. For years, companies and individuals have struggled to find ethical uses of the technology and to minimize bias. Research has shown that the currently available software misidentifies black and female faces at a much higher... Read more
Fastest Growing Sectors of AI Investment
AI is changing every field we have, but not all those fields are embracing it with the same enthusiasm. The proliferation of artificial intelligence has a lot to do with what society deems relevant or fascinating at the moment. The AI Index recently highlighted a report (CAPIQ, Crunchbase, QUID,... Read more
3 Convincing Reasons Facial Recognition is Here to Stay
Facial recognition technology is here to stay, and we should start getting used to it. According to G2 statistics, this technology alone will generate $7 billion in revenue by 2024. Between 2014 and 2018 it became 20 times better, which indicates that 2024 this technology will become one of... Read more
The Impact of Racial Bias in Facial Recognition Software
Existing facial recognition software is often trained and tested on non-diverse datasets. As these examples of software are implemented more into daily life in the United States, this racial bias is negatively impacting people of color. Stephanie Kim, a software engineer at Algorithmia, spoke about the causes and impacts... Read more