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Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft’s face scanning technology is now better able to determine the genders of subjects with darker skin tones, the company has announced. In a post on its AI Blog, Microsoft explained that it had reduced its system’s error rates by “up to 20 times,” and specified that for women the error rates had been reduced…

Biometrics Confirm Foreign Fugitive’s Identity for Extradition

Biometrics Confirm Foreign Fugitive’s Identity for Extradition

The extradition of an alleged member of the Russian mob illustrates the increasingly everyday importance of biometric identification in law enforcement. Wanted for a range of crimes in three different Canadian provinces, Georgian national Alex Alexidze was transferred by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to officials with the Canada Border Services Agency this…

ICE Agents to be Equipped with NEC Mobile Identification Solution

ICE Agents to be Equipped with NEC Mobile Identification Solution

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly known as ICE, has a powerful new tool at its disposal in its work securing US borders against illegal entry. The organization has ordered mobile biometric identification technology from NEC Corporation of America and federal IT solutions provider Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI). The device in question is NEC’s NeoScan45,…