What does the EU AI Act mean for Affective Computing and Emotion AI? This article is written by Michel Valstar on his LinkedIn blog. The EU AI Act will heavily affect innovation and commercialisation of affective computing in the EU. Despite talk of having measures to support innovation, the EU AI Act will seriously stifle […]
Vending machine error reveals secret face image database of college students This article is authored by Ashley Belanger for ArsTechnica. Canada-based University of Waterloo is racing to remove M&M-branded smart vending machines from campus after outraged students discovered the machines were covertly collecting facial-recognition data without their consent. The scandal started when a student using […]
Eight Months Pregnant and Arrested After False Facial Recognition Match This New York Times article presents yet another dangerous example of bias in AI development and deployment, and the harmful consequences pf unregulated use of such systems for policing. Please click on this link to read the full article.
In a press statement on January 28, 2021, the Council of Europe called for strict limits on facial recognition technologies. Furthermore, the Council stated, certain applications of facial recognition should be banned altogether to avoid discrimination. The Council cited risks to privacy and data protection. In a new set of guidelines addressed to governments, legislators and businesses, the 47-state human rights […]