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WEF continues drive to make facial recognition tech more transparent
14 Dec 2020
The forum has focused on FRT for passengers boarding aircraft and the toolkit’s questionnaire has been tested by Tokyo-Narita Airport, which will encourage other airports to adopt this framework.
WEF launches framework for "trustworthy use" of facial recognition technology
03 Mar 2020
The framework aims to operationalise use cases and is designed to be deployed and tested as a tool to mitigate risks from potential unethical practices of the technology.
Businesses could challenge Portland’s proposed facial recognition ban
12 Feb 2020
Portland recently held a working session with business representatives and civil rights groups to discuss the proposals.
Cities going big on surveillance tech
08 Jan 2020
The global market for smart city surveillance equipment was worth €6.5 billion in 2018 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 24.5 per cent to reach €19.5 billion by 2023.
Smart city ranking focuses on citizens’ perceptions
07 Oct 2019
A new ranking focuses on how citizens perceive the priorities and effectiveness of smart city initiatives.
Japan to introduce ATMs with facial recognition
12 Sep 2019
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
10 Sep 2019
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
16 Aug 2019
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
04 Jun 2019
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
25 Feb 2019
The androids include the the Smart Service Robot that can man reception areas and a surveillance robot that can detect the presence of strangers
China's path to smart cities
21 Aug 2018
Financial group Ping An is a leader in the country’s PATH initiative and is using the fourth China Smart City International Expo to showcase its integrated smart city platform and solutions
The ethics of facial recognition
23 Jul 2018
An independent panel that advises on the ethics of policing has issued recommendations on the use of facial recognition technology
Smart device keeps an eye on the city
20 Jul 2018
Ekin Spotter blends into the cityscape by affixing on a sidewalk to collect a range of real-time information
Car and passenger drone on the horizon
20 Mar 2018
Audi, Italdesign and Airbus jointly develop the Pop.Up Next transporter concept, which aims to solve traffic problems in cities
Ekin launches product portfolio in the US
18 Jan 2018
Company provides police departments, airports, shopping centres and municipalities with security technology
Solutions for a safer city
19 Dec 2017
The Thai city of Phuket has commissioned Herta to install facial recognition technology as part of its Safe City project
CommScope joins Smart Cities Council
20 Apr 2017
Council’s vision for smart cities is to connect and optimise services and resources to meet the demands of population growth
25 Feb 2021
How consumer tech is making Stockholm run more smoothly
Smartphones are proving to be an unusual but effective tool in improving the quality of roads in Sweden.
How can public services break silos to get smarter?
Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
White Paper: Edge computing and AI - the foundations of the best in class smart city
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
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