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Science

Scientists Have Measured a Perceptual Ability Called ‘O’. How Good Is Yours?

Like snowflakes, no two people are exactly the same. You’re probably used to the idea that people differ substantially in personality and in cognitive abilities – skills like problem-solving or remembering information.   In contrast, there’s a widely held intuition that people vary far less in their ability to recognize, match or categorize objects. Many […]

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Pets

This ‘Ring Doorbell for Pets’ uses facial recognition to let your pets enter/exit your home! – Yanko Design

The most advanced pet door on the market only allows ‘approved’ pets to enter or exit your home. The smart home just got a little smarter for your four-legged friend too. Meet Petvation, a camera-enabled pet door that solves a few common problems with traditional pet doors. The problem with flap-based doors is that they […]

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Pets

Smart Pet Door Uses AI-Powered Facial Recognition To Allow Only Your Pets Indoors

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Pet owners know the struggle of an indecisive pet. You let them out, they want back in; as soon as they’re inside, they want back out. Whichever side of […]

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Finance

UK should immediately ban use of live facial recognition, warns report

The UK should immediately ban the use of live facial recognition in public spaces until laws are introduced to regulate biometric technologies, according to an independent legal review published on Wednesday. The two-year review, conducted by barrister and former deputy mayor of London Matthew Ryder, was commissioned by the independent Ada Lovelace Institute in response […]

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Pets

Facial Recognition in Smart Pet Door: AI-Powered System Keeps Critters Away

Urian B., Tech Times 27 June 2022, 11:06 pm A smart pet door is going through a Kickstarter campaign to upgrade how smart doors detect pets. Instead of identification through microchips or digital collars, the smart pet door aims to identify pets through their actual facial recognitions. New Smart Pet Door Uses AI Technology to […]

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UK

Attenborough made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order by Charles in heartwarming recognition

He was pictured recieving the honour from Prince Charles on behalf of the Queen at Windsor Castle. Sir David was knighted by the Queen in 1985. The latest accolde is an even more prestigious honour. It was awarded in recognition of his recent documentaries about the natural world, alongside his climate change campaigns. The news […]

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Gaming

Engadget Podcast: Clearview AI’s facial recognition is on the ropes | Engadget

This week, Devindra and Deputy Editor Nathan Ingraham dive into the latest news around Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition company that’s now seeing pushback from governments and regulators around the world. Will a few fines put a stop to the company’s facial recognition search platform? Also, they discuss how Clearview’s troubles relate to countries […]

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Gaming

Clearview AI fined £7.5 million and told to delete all UK facial recognition data | Engadget

Clearview AI has been fined £7.55 million ($9.5 million) by the UK’s privacy watchdog for illegally scraping the facial images of UK residents from social media and the web. It was also ordered to stop obtaining the data of UK residents and to delete any it has already collected. “The company not only enables identification […]

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World

Zelensky calls for official recognition of Russia as a ‘terrorist state’ in meeting with US senators

A luminous dot approaches in the distance somewhere in the middle of Latvia. It’s around midnight and it’s pitch black, but the special forces aircraft is going to attempt a landing in the darkness on a two-lane civilian road. Equipped with night vision goggles, pilots and ground staff are able to coordinate and successfully land the […]

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Gaming

Clearview AI agrees to limit sales of facial recognition data in the US | Engadget

Notorious facial recognition company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently halt sales of its massive biometric database to all private companies and individuals in the United States as part of a legal settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union, per court records. Monday’s announcement marks the close of a two-year legal dispute brought by the […]