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Akasa Air Adopts DigiYatra Facial Recognition System Across Major Indian Airports

Akasa Air Adopts DigiYatra Facial Recognition System Across Major Indian Airports.Akasa Air and DigiYatra: This initiative will set new standards in the aviation industry, catering to the evolving needs of travelers in the digital age.Akasa Air has adopted DigiYatra’s facial recognition system across nine major airports in India.The airports include Bengaluru, New Delhi, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Pune, marking a significant step towards enhancing the overall travel experience for…

Facial recognition: Facial recognition: Coming soon to an airport near you

On a recent Thursday morning in Queens, travelers streamed through the exterior doors of La Guardia Airport's Terminal C. Some were bleary-eyed -- most hefted briefcases -- as they checked bags and made their way to the security screening lines.It was business as usual, until some approached a line that was almost empty. One by one, they walked to a kiosk with an iPad affixed to it and had their photos taken, as a security officer stood by. Within seconds, each passenger's image was matched to a photo from a government…

Sebastian Stan corrects journalist who called character with facial disfigurement a ‘beast’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeSebastian Stan called out a journalist for using insensitive language when describing his new character during a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday (16 February). The Marvel star, 41, was attending a Q&A panel in support of his new A24 horror movie, A Different Man, in which he plays Edward, an aspiring actor who undergoes a radical reconstructive procedure to…

iPhone Devices Under Threat as New iOS Trojan That Targets Facial Recognition Data Reported

iPhone devices are being targeted by a rare trojan called GoldDigger, a cybersecurity firm has reported. The malware is part of a cluster of aggressive banking trojans that have been affecting users in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The earlier spotted malware group was only affecting Android users, but a new version has now been unearthed that specifically targets iOS and steals facial recognition data and other sensitive information from devices. This development is rare since Apple is known to be proactive in…

Digi Yatra: Surveillance or security? Digi Yatra app divides opinion on facial scanning

Social media has been flooded with complaints of how people are being coerced into using the Digi Yatra app, which uses facial scanning biometrics. Is it really risky? And what do the stakeholders have to say about it? Suraksha P finds out.Akshay Gupta recently posted on social media platform X (previously Twitter) that he was denied entry at the Varanasi airport because he “did not follow the Digi Yatra lane”.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM KozhikodeIIMK Advanced…

Deep Learning in Facial Recognition: Challenges and Solutions

Here are various challenges and solutions for deep learning in facial recognition Facial recognition technology, powered by deep learning algorithms, has emerged as a groundbreaking application with widespread implications across various industries. From unlocking smartphones to enhancing security systems and even aiding law enforcement, the capabilities of facial recognition are vast. However, the implementation of deep…

How to remove Meta Quest 3’s facial interface and clean it

Meta The Meta Quest 3 is an exceptional VR platform that can provide thousands of hours’ worth of fun in games and virtual spaces, and it’s easy to lose track of time when you’re having such a great experience. However, wearing the headset on your face for so many hours leads to a bit of sweat, debris, and more that will occasionally need to be cleaned off. Luckily, Meta has made this process an absolute breeze, with the removal of the facial interface being about as simple as something can be. Below, we’ll tell you…

Zoom’s Apple Vision Pro app will let people see your facial expressions via an avatar

The Apple Vision Pro will be missing some major native apps at the outset, including , . One notable app to which users of the mixed-reality headset will have access when it is Zoom, which will support the Vision Pro's Persona feature.Vision Pro users will be able to create digital versions of themselves. If you have said Persona, others on a Zoom or FaceTime call will be able to see your facial expressions and hand movements via your avatar. So while you may not be using a traditional webcam, other folks might notice…

This grandfather was mistakenly identified as a Sunglass Hut robber by facial recognition software. He’s suing after he was sexually…

A 61-year-old grandfather is suing Sunglass Hut's parent company after the store's facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a robber. Harvey Eugene Murphy Jr. was subsequently held in jail, where he says he was sexually assaulted, according to the lawsuit.The January 2022 robbery took place at a Sunglass Hut store in Houston, Texas, when two gun-wielding robbers stole thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise.Houston police identified Murphy as a suspect – even though he was living in California at…

Facial features linked to stereotypes and social class perception

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Social class is a powerful hierarchy that determines many privileges and disadvantages in society. Research shows that people are quick to form impressions of other people's social class standing, which can have important consequences—but what specifically drives these impressions, and their relationship to judgements of harmful or advantageous stereotypes, has remained unknown.…