Artificial intelligence has become a hot vocabulary in the current technology industry, and face recognition in artificial intelligence has also been applied in various industries. According to the latest news from foreign media, Amazon.com has begun to provide face recognition services to the U.S. police through the cloud computing model.
According to a report on the Washington Post website, the "California American Citizens' Rights Alliance" recently obtained some documents from Amazon according to the Open Information Act. The documents show that Amazon has provided American police with face recognition services at a very low price. .
Amazon’s face recognition uses the “Regognition” brand, and it is reported that Amazon provided this technology and other consulting services to the U.S. police in a packaged manner. Current use of this technology includes police stations in Orlando, Oregon and other places in the United States.
This behavior of Amazon also caused concerns of some civil rights organizations who feared that they might infringe on personal privacy.
A spokeswoman for Amazon confirmed that face recognition services have been provided to external customers through components of cloud computing products, but in terms of personal privacy, Amazon requires that all customers who use these services comply with laws and regulations.
Amazon also stated that once a customer is found to have abused a cloud computing service, it will immediately terminate its service.
In face recognition services, Amazon has limited the scope of its customers. It is still unknown which agencies or companies currently use this service.
The above-mentioned spokesperson stated that Amazon's face recognition service has obtained many practical uses, such as the ability to quickly search for kidnapped victims, and that theme parks can search for missing children.
In addition, at the recent Royal Wedding in Britain, television customers also used Amazon's technology to perform face recognition for guests participating in weddings, and quickly introduce their background information through subtitles.
From China to all countries in the world, face recognition technology has gradually matured and it has entered the work and life of citizens. For example, in some companies, employees punch through face recognition.
In last year's iPhone X mobile phone, Apple was the first company in the industry to implement 3D face recognition (different from past face recognition) and eliminated fingerprint recognition used in the past. However, iPhone X uses face recognition. The experience was considered to be less than ideal. In the smartphone industry of 2018, face recognition did not become the mainstream, and more handset manufacturers have introduced screen fingerprint identification technology that can also cancel the main screen key.
Undoubtedly, face recognition will be applied more widely in the future, but for consumers, they hope that manufacturers or organizations can achieve a balance between convenience and privacy and personal privacy protection.