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Montevideo, July 19th 2019 - 19:41 UTC

Tag: facial recognition

  • Tuesday, May 14th 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    Brazil will ban violent foreign fans from the Copa America next month

    Troublesome supporters identified by border control and immigration officers will be turned back, the justice and public security ministry said

    Copa America hosts Brazil will stop known violent foreign fans from entering the country for the South American football tournament starting next month, officials said on Monday. Troublesome supporters identified by border control and immigration officers will be turned back, the justice and public security ministry said. The order takes immediate effect.

  • Saturday, April 6th 2019 - 09:24 UTC

    Google’s advisory council on AI only lasted a fortnight

    The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition

    An independent group set up to oversee Google's artificial intelligence efforts has been shut down less than a fortnight after it was launched. The Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) was due to look at the ethics around AI, machine learning and facial recognition. One member resigned and there were calls for another to be removed.

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:44 UTC

    Argentine Security minister making headlines with her tough on crime policy

    Patricia Bullrich, 62, is pushing new tough-on-crime measures: dropping the age for juvenile convictions, equipping cops with stun guns and facial recognition

    Argentina's government, with one eye on elections later in the year, is getting tough on crime, and one figure is taking centre stage: the country's security tsar. Patricia Bullrich, 62, the security minister, is pushing a series of new tough-on-crime measures, including dropping the age for juvenile convictions, equipping cops with stun guns and trialling facial recognition at train stations.

  • Saturday, January 19th 2019 - 09:28 UTC

    Brazilian lawmakers trip to China triggers strong controversy among Bolsonaro's bunker

    Bolsonaro has accused China of wanting to “buy Brazil” by taking control of strategic companies, raising friction with Beijing but alarming his economic team.

    A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission. The delegation of eight members of Bolsonaro's ultraconservative Social Liberal Party (PSL) said it was on the visit to check out Chinese facial-recognition technology, with a view to it maybe being used in Brazil to combat crime.