Microsoft called for government regulation of facial recognition technology and for laws governing its acceptable uses.
Banking and finance security innovations in the UAE is set to drive the GCC’s cybersecurity market to $8 billion in 2018 as organisations optimise emerging technologies such as facial recognition. iris scans and crypto currency.
Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has recently announced that 18 new smart gates are now fully operational at Terminal 2, which will complete the immigration process within seven to 10 seconds.
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has introduced eye-scan and facial recognition technology to keep track of visitors and residents.
Guests will be identified in real time and tagged with biographical information through the GrayMeta data analysis platform and the Amazon Rekognition video and image analysis service.
Airlines and airports are already investing in various forms of biometric technology and these will be more commonplace worldwide as 63% of airports and 43% of airlines plan to invest in biometric ID management solutions in the next three years, according to a recent report by SITA.
Most Android phones will have to wait until 2019 to duplicate the 3D sensing feature behind Apple’s Face ID security, handicapping Samsung and others on a technology that is set to be worth billions in revenue over the next few years.
Now police in Dubai want to use AI to prevent crime. This places the city at the forefront of technology, but this is not something the cynic is always comfortable accepting.
Princeton Identity’s Access500e solution, which uses facial and iris biometric technology, is said to reduce passport control time at the Emirates Airlines terminal to “one to two” seconds.
Facebook has recently announced that it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others have uploaded photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial template on file.