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Black side of Facial Recognition Technology – Top Trending news

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Black side of Facial Recognition Technology 

 

The dark side of facial recognition technology is so dark that it is pitch black. This is to say that facial recognition technology’s criticism of racial bias is not totally unfounded. And the latest case of Robert Williams from Detroit reinforces the racial prejudice that the recognition technologies are very much prone to. Police arrested Robert Williams – an American black – in mid-January for a crime he did not commit. And his arrest was paved by facial racial technology. This is probably the first high profile case in America of racial discrimination allegedly promoted by Facial Recognition Technology and is receiving widespread media coverage in the U.S. To know more please click here.

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Google tweaks Privacy policy for new users

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google Inc., speaks during a Google product launch event in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Google on Wednesday announced new and more broad-changes in its privacy policy. Starting today, Google will automatically delete location and search data by default by new users after 18 months. This newly announced auto-delete feature will be applicable to search history (web as well as app), location history and voice command…click here.

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California wants Uber and Lyft to stop classifying drivers as contractors

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The long drawn  battle between gig companies and California State over ‘status of drivers’ may now seem to be heading towards conclusion. Going by things as they are panning out, gig companies like Uber and Lyft may soon have to reclassify their drivers as ‘employees’ or else risk getting banned in the state…click here.

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Honeycode, the no-code app from Amazon

Amazon web services on Wednesday announced the launch of Amazon Honeycode. The company said that this new service will allow companies to instantly create mobile and web applications – without any programming requirement.

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