French Data Protection Authority fines Google with 50M Euros for violating the GDPR.
(Alphabet moved 20B Euros to Bermuda for 2017 alone.....)
la CNIL prononce une sanction de 50 millions d’euros à l’encontre de la société GOOGLE LLC
u.a. mit synthetisch hergestellten Trainingsdatensätzen zur Objekterkennung durch Computervision arbeitet #VCAT, die Fortsetzung von @firstname.lastname@example.org /v. @email@example.com: https://prototypefund.de/project/vcat-visual-collections-and-training-data/ #opensourceinvestigations
"species agnostic" identity tracking
"The [DeepGestalt] model was trained on a dataset of over 17,000 images representing more than 200 syndromes, curated through a community-driven phenotyping platform." – Identifying facial phenotypes of genetic disorders using deep learning. Jan 7, 2019. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-018-0279-0
Facial photos are medical data: http://fdna.com/ https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/diagnostics/face-scanning-ai-identifies-rare-genetic-disorders
Convolutional Neural Network inference may be prohibited in your country: "This [computer vision] software is subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries ( Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine)" - Intel https://software.intel.com/en-us/openvino-toolkit
"It is assumed that if entering combat, pilots will press the “off” button on the transponder making them invisible to this site and traditional secondary radar!"
skin color "is actually one of the least important factors in distinguishing between races"
- Learning Race from Face: A Survey (2014)
William Arkin from (2013): only 296 of 45,000 who have applied for jobs associated with type 1 or type 2 biological or chemical agents since 9/11 were found to be restricted persons. Of those 296, 200 were disqualified because previous felon charges.
Celebrity social media exits: Walt Mossberg to quit Facebook in one week https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technology/walt-mossberg-quit-facebook.html
Here comes polarimetric:
"Synthesis of High-Quality Visible Faces from Polarimetric Thermal Faces using Generative Adversarial Networks" http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.05155
Amazon filed patent for face recognition doorbell https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/amazons-disturbing-plan-add-face-surveillance-yo-0 but face recognition for home access is already on the market https://www.intelli-vision.com/smart-home/
500 TFLOPS/chip and 1 TFLOPS/watt in a half precision floating point format https://projects.preferred.jp/mn-core/en/
"To ensure a wholesome experience, Live.me employs a 24-hour real-time monitoring system based on facial recognition technology developed by OrionStar."
OrionStar trains their software on the Microsoft MS Celeb dataset.
Short thoughts on computer vision, facial recognition, privacy, and surveillance. Previously https://twitter.com/adamhrv
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