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Officials said the 18% unsuccessful recognitions were likely due to shortages in the software’s mapping of facial features of applicants aged between 18 and 21.(Reuters File Photo)

‘82% success rate for facial recognition system for driving licences’, says NIC

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2021 05:58 AM IST
  • Out of the 24,684 applications the state received for e-learner’s driving licence between August 7 and August 31, the software was able to successfully identify — and therefore allow or reject — 20,144 (81.6%) candidates, according to a report prepared by the centre.
The Internet Freedom Foundation, which runs campaigns to defend online freedom and data privacy, said that it has filed six RTI requests this month, pertaining to newly introduced government projects planning the use of 'facial recognition technology'. (File Photo / REUTERS)
The Internet Freedom Foundation, which runs campaigns to defend online freedom and data privacy, said that it has filed six RTI requests this month, pertaining to newly introduced government projects planning the use of 'facial recognition technology'. (File Photo / REUTERS)

RTI filed on govt use of 'facial recognition' in airports, Covid-19 vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:27 AM IST
The IFF is also keeping a close watch on free speech violations, and demanded accountability from the Centre over Twitter removing 50 posts from its platform last month on government requests. Most of these posts were related to the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CISF security personnel check people entering the Delhi airport. Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports will be ready for Digi Yatra implementation on pilot basis by March next year.(HT File Photo)
CISF security personnel check people entering the Delhi airport. Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports will be ready for Digi Yatra implementation on pilot basis by March next year.(HT File Photo)

Govt unveils Digi Yatra, facial recognition system that allows entry into airports

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Digi Yatra is a biometrics-based digital processing system for passenger entry and related requirements at the airport.
Varanasi is among three airports selected under the Prime Minister’s DigiYatra Scheme for availing of the facial recognition security system.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Varanasi is among three airports selected under the Prime Minister’s DigiYatra Scheme for availing of the facial recognition security system.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Varanasi airport to get facial recognition security system under DigiYatra scheme

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Walk-through security scanners capable of identifying passengers by their faces are expected to make short work of airport formalities; passenger details will be examined digitally through Aadhaar.
The object detection and tracking technology developed by SenseTime Group Ltd. is displayed on a screen at the Artificial Intelligence Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.(Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)
The object detection and tracking technology developed by SenseTime Group Ltd. is displayed on a screen at the Artificial Intelligence Exhibition & Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.(Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

Alibaba-funded SenseTime becomes world’s most valuable AI startup

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg News
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 01:32 PM IST
SenseTime, now valued at more than $300 billion, is a contributor to the world’s biggest systems of surveillance, with its software built into more than 100 million mobile devices.
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