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Baku Becomes World's First Fully Cloud Based Airport (Airport-World, Jul 09, 2019)
As a result of the implementation, courtesy of its partnership with Amadeus, the airport will now have full visibility on flight information a year in advance, allowing for improved optimisation of its gates, check-in stands and baggage lanes, significantly raising capacity.

7 Key Benefits Of Security With The Addition Of Biometrics (Security Boulevard, Jul 09, 2019)
One of the most essential pieces of security is consent and validation of individuals – which is why so many companies are using biometric input devices. Biometric security systems are becoming a key element to multifactor authentication and used for a wide variety of purposes – such as attendance, tracking the authentication process, and even the metering time limits. A growing number of Iarge companies’ entry and exit system are now based on biometrics. As there are various ways of conducting biometric verification – incIuding facial and iris recognition, vascular pattern recognition and even fingerprints – biometrics is a complex issue. Lets us look at some of the key benefits associated with this growing component of multifactor authentication:

Brisbane Lord Mayor Doesn't Want Face-recognition Technology In Public Spaces (Brisbane Times, Jul 09, 2019)
Facial recognition technology could be banned in Brisbane after lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announced he wanted to investigate how it could be used in the city. Cr Schrinner made the surprise announcement immediately after listening to a speech given by former Amazon chief scientist Andreas Weigend at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane on Tuesday morning.

It’s Time To Ban All Government Use Of Face Recognition: Digital Rights Group (Fast Company, Jul 09, 2019)
Fight for the Future, the digital rights advocacy group, is calling for a nationwide ban on government use of facial recognition. The group says the technology is just too dangerous to civil liberties to allow government agencies to use it, even with regulation. It launched a website where people can contact their legislators and urge them to support a ban.

Now An Automated Facial Recognition System To Help Police Track Suspects (The logical Indian , Jul 09, 2019)
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has initiated the process of installing an automated facial recognition system (AFRS) to help identify people by matching digital images, photos and video feed with an already existing database. However, this move has raised concerns over privacy.

Feds Wont Be Allowed To Access Maine Driver License Photos (Central Maine, Jul 09, 2019)
Dunlap said his office is using facial recognition technology in its Real ID system, but wholesale scanning of that database, whether it comes from federal or local

Quotation of the Day: Facial Recognition Spreads, but Has a Blind Spot (NY Times, Jul 09, 2019)
GEORGE BYERS II, a black software engineer, speaking at a hearing about a police surveillance program in Detroit involving facial recognition technology and ...

The Big Players in AI Reunite to Showcase Advances in AI for Life Sciences and Healthcare (Yahoo, Jul 09, 2019)
At the recent AI Summit held during London's Tech week, Google, Indegene and Microsoft came together in a joint panel moderated by Pfizer to discuss "How AI is transforming clinical and commercial operations in life sciences". The panel covered a number of Artificial Intelligence (AI) use cases for real world data (RWD) in commercial and patient empowerment, and for the optimization of clinical trial operations. Discussions also focused on present as well as future advances in the patient journey, inclusive of examples of preventive medicine that will undoubtedly shape the future state of medicine.


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