Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicFacial recognition

Topic: facial recognition

Why India can’t let private sector develop facial recognition tech for law enforcement

Venture capital funded FRT companies can discount the price of facial recognition technology and push its use in law enforcement contexts without any public input or scrutiny.

Jubilation over number of CCTVs is bizarre. India needs to make privacy laws, not become China

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Modi govt now plans a ‘touchless’ vaccination process, with Aadhaar-based facial recognition

In an interview, National Health Authority chief R.S. Sharma says UIDAI's facial recognition algorithms will soon be rolled out at vaccination centres.

NCRB wants its automated facial recognition system to detect mask-covered faces too

NCRB's planned Automated Facial Recognition System is aimed at automatic identification and verification. It will be implemented at the national level.

Delhi Police’s use of facial recognition doesn’t fit into idea of democracy: Shashi Tharoor

Speaking at the CPR Dialogues 2020, Congress MP says Artificial Intelligence (AI) has ‘positive potential’ but ‘far greater propensity’ to interfere with human rights.

Indian govt’s approach to facial recognition is flawed & driven by faulty assumptions

Facial recognition is not a panacea for understaffed police forces, nor a suitable instance of modernisation of the police forces.

Chaayos under fire for using facial recognition tech at outlets ‘without customer consent’

Chaayos, a popular tea cafe chain, has clarified that customers ‘have the right to not opt in for facial recognition’.

Is India ready for mass facial recognition system to combat crime?

The Narendra Modi government is preparing to install country-wide facial recognition system in an effort to tamp down crime rate.

Smartphones business might be struggling, but there is one market preparing for a boom

There's been a slowdown in global smartphone sales. Not for companies that make the sensors powering your phone’s camera though.

India has begun to use technology to reunite lost children with their families

The latest facial recognition technology identified almost 3,000 missing children in four days.

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Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.