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Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

3 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves
US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft. The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout. Walmart told the news site Business Insider than it used the technology in more than 1,000 Read More

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

2 months ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion
Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in two votes that sought to pressure the company into a rethink. Civil rights campaigners had said it was “perhaps the most dangerous surveillance technology ever developed”. But investors rejected the proposals at the company’s annual general Read More