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How Veri5Digital Is Defining Next-Gen KYC With Facial Recognition

Digital Know your customer (KYC) verifications are all set to be the next big vertical, as India progresses towards a digital future. With the rise of Aadhaar and digital methods of processing data, it has now become possible to develop…

5 Ways In Which China Uses AI For Mass Surveillance

The Chinese government has exponentially increased its dependency on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for driving the next phase of governance. Being the largest populated country, the technology has been increasingly proven to more productive…

How Safe Is China’s Facial Recognition System For Payments?

China has emerged as one of the key players in the spectrum of artificial intelligence and facial recognition over the years. The eastern superpower has taken another leap in the emerging tech sector by starting the use of facial recognition…

GIPHY Creates And Open Sources Celebrity Facial Recognition Algorithm

GIPHY, one of the Internet’s biggest GIF sharing and creation platforms, recently open-sourced a model that allowed for the facial recognition of celebrities. The company reported that artificial intelligence could discern over 2,300 distinct faces of celebrities, with an accuracy…

Making A Case For Art With GANs

Does art stop being art once it is deprived of its human connection; its creator? Where can one draw the line?  Should art created by non-human entities like AI be given the same stature as that of Picasso or Van…

Facebook Doesn’t Need The #10YearChallenge To Train ML Models; It’s Already Using AI Everywhere Else

Facebook is one of the most prominent figures in the AI space, leading the way with the development of multiple AI frameworks and applications in their products. However, the outcry has risen over their involvement in a recent ‘phenomenon’ called…

Has China’s AI-Powered Surveillance State ‘Eagle Eye’ Come True?

The movie Eagle Eye (2008) tells the story of an artificial intelligence system created by the US government gone wrong and the experiences that the protagonists undergo because of it. Even as the situations brought about in the movie are…

How Aadhaar’s Database Can Be Used To Train A Surveillance AI For The Indian Government

Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometric database and what has been called the “most sophisticated ID programme in the world”, has recently been coming under media fire. However, the fact remains that Aadhaar is now only of the biggest structured and…

How AI Helped Track Down Gauri Lankesh’s Killers

In a truly ground-breaking style which could change the face of law enforcement in India forever, the Special Investigation Team probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh this week said that they used artificial intelligence to identify the assailants. According to a…

Why MoblieFaceNet, The ‘Lightweight’ Model For Facial Recognition, Is A Total Game Changer

Facial recognition market is going to be a $7.6 billion market by 2022. There is a huge opportunity waiting for whoever builds great proprietary technology using lesser computational resources. As of now Apple and Amazon seem to be winning the…

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