Tag: Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition: Deep Learning Based Image A

From Amazon itself:

Amazon Rekognition makes it easy to add image and video analysis to your applications. You just provide an image or video to the Rekognition API, and the service can identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities. It can detect any inappropriate content as well. Amazon Rekognition also provides highly accurate facial analysis and facial recognition. You can detect, analyze, and compare faces for a wide variety of use cases, including user verification, cataloging, people counting, and public safety.

Learn more about Amazon Rekognition, and look at the articles explaining to nefarious ways it is used to abuse the civil liberties of our citizens below.


Articles on Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Identified 27 Pro Athletes As Criminals

Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Identified 27 Pro Athletes As Criminals

iSpeech.org John Vibes | Truth Theory | Source URL Police and government agencies are becoming increasingly reliant on facial recognition software to hunt for suspects, despite the fact that this technology is notorious for falsely identifying innocent people as criminals. In one of the most recent cases, Amazon’s facial recognition […]

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

Amazon is testing new biometric technology that will let Whole Foods customers check out by scanning their HANDS, report claims

iSpeech.orgJames Pero | Daily Mail | Source URL By simply waving one’s hand in front of a scanner, customers may soon be able to cash out at the health-centric grocery chain, Whole Foods, as soon as next year.  Amazon, which purchased Whole Foods in 2017 for more than $13 billion, […]

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Ravie Lakshmanan | The Next Web | Source URL Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” by reading a person’s face. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among […]

Orlando police department scraps Amazon’s facial recognition software after a year struggling to fix glitches and bandwidth problems that made it unreliable

tts James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL A police department in Orlando has terminated its trial of Amazon’s AI-powered facial recognition for the second time, citing costs and complexity. According to a report from Orlando Weekly, the department ended its trial of the technology, called Rekognition, after […]

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn’t A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

iSpeech Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage […]

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

Amazon votes to keep selling its controversial facial recognition software to police and governments despite growing privacy concerns

Convert Text to Speech James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon will continue to sell its controversial facial recognition software to law enforcement and other entities after its shareholders shot down a proposal to reel the technology in.   The vote effectively kills two initiatives brought before Amazon’s […]

Police in Washington are running suspect sketches through Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, report reveals

Police in Washington are running suspect sketches through Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, report reveals

british tts James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL In a previously undocumented use of facial recognition software, police in Washington state are using Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ to track down criminals with as little as an artist’s sketch.  According to a report from The Washington Post, police in Washington […]

Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent

Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent

iSpeech Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Many facial recognition systems are being trained using millions of online photos uploaded by everyday people and, more often than not, the photos are being taken without users’ consent, an NBC News investigation has found.  In one worrying case, IBM scraped almost a […]

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software can’t tell the difference between men and women or recognize dark-skinned females, MIT study finds

Text to Speech Demo Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon’s controversial facial recognition software, Rekognition, is facing renewed criticism.  A new study from the MIT Media Lab found that Rekognition may have gender and racial biases.  In particular, the software performed worse when identifying gender for […]

Amazon shareholders hit out at Jeff Bezos and call for the CEO to stop selling controversial facial recognition software to police

Amazon shareholders hit out at Jeff Bezos and call for the CEO to stop selling controversial facial recognition software to police

Convert Text to Speech Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Amazon investors are turning up the heat on CEO Jeff Bezos with a new letter demanding he stop selling the company’s controversial facial recognition technology to police. The shareholder proposal calls for Amazon to stop offering the […]

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

The FBI is Trying Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Software

https://www.ispeech.org Frank Konkel | NextGov | Source URL The FBI is piloting Amazon’s facial matching software—Amazon Rekognition—as a means to sift through mountains of video surveillance footage the agency routinely collects during investigations. The pilot kicked off in early 2018 following a string of high-profile counterterrorism investigations that tested the […]

Amazon’s Creepy Facial Recognition Doorbell Will Surveil Entire Neighborhood From People’s Front Doors

Amazon’s Creepy Facial Recognition Doorbell Will Surveil Entire Neighborhood From People’s Front Doors

iSpeech.orgTyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL At first glance of Amazon’s new patent application, one would be tempted to think it no more than a built-in “smart” security system. But no, this facial recognition surveillance doorbell does a lot more than record would-be thieves. According to a new report, […]