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Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions

A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.

Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition

Seven Bank, in partnership with NEC, is replacing its existing ATMs with new ones which incorporate biometric authentication technologies and QR code reader.

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

Landmark hearing finds use of facial recognition technology lawful

The High Court ruled in favour of South Wales Police in the UK to allow the continued use of automated facial recognition but the technology remains controversial.

UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

UK's ICO investigates use of live facial recognition technology

The Information Commissioner’s investigation follows concerns reported in the media regarding the use of the technology in the King’s Cross area of London.

Ethics panel sets out future guidelines for using facial recognition software

Ethics panel sets out future guidelines for using facial recognition software

Following a review of the Met Police’s use of the technology, the panel recommends that live facial recognition software should only be deployed if five conditions can be met.

Robots equipped with facial and voice recognition at MWC19

Robots equipped with facial and voice recognition at MWC19

The androids include the the Smart Service Robot that can man reception areas and a surveillance robot that can detect the presence of strangers