Amazon Rekognition

Orlando Police Abandon Trial of Amazon Rekognition

Orlando Police Abandon Trial of Amazon Rekognition

The Orlando Police Department is giving up on its trial deployment of Amazon’s Rekognition platform, once again ending its on again/off again relationship with the tech giant. The facial recognition tech was supposed to be part of a surveillance pilot that would allow the OPD to track suspicious individuals through the city in real time.…

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Thanks to improvements in digital imaging and data storage, medical archives are much larger than they’ve ever been. Researchers now have access to millions of MRIs, X-Rays, and other images that they can analyze to better understand, diagnose, and treat any number of medical conditions.   The catch is that doctors need to be able…

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

“A key component of the GMCNgine is Rekognition, Amazon’s controversial computer vision platform.” Facial recognition technology’s growing role in the fight against child exploitation could see a substantial expansion after the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s launch of a new AI-driven system this week. Called the GMCNgine, the system leverages machine learning and artificial…

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

“Amazon offers the example of Rekognition technology being used to crack a sex trafficking case by identifying 20 victims and helping to send the perpetrator to prison…” Amazon is trying to put its own spin on its sale of facial recognition technology to police with a new case study put together by Marinus Analytics. It…

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

“In its memo, the OPD said that the next trial would operate similarly to the first, in which seven police officers volunteered to have their faces scanned by the system.” The Orlando Police Department will continue to test facial recognition technology from Amazon despite the recent outcry from privacy and civil rights advocates over the…

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta is weighing in on the facial recognition capabilities of Amazon Rekognition. Unveiled late last year, Amazon Rekognition is Amazon’s machine learning computer vision system, available through Amazon Web Services. Novetta, a government-focused consultancy and IT services firm that has also evaluated biometric technology from EyeLock, is now offering its assessment of Rekognition’s ability to…

Amazon Rekognition Offers More Than Face Biometrics

Amazon Rekognition Offers More Than Face Biometrics

Amazon has announced a new AI system based on deep learning that can not only recognize faces, but the emotions they express, as well as objects, animals, and all kinds of other things. It’s called Amazon Rekognition. The system is available through Amazon Web Services, having launched in Northern Virginia, Oregon, and Ireland. Developers can access…