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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Addresses AI’s Impact on Black Americans (Black Enterprise, Nov 17, 2023)
During the session, the Democrat shared his ongoing efforts to implement consumer protections against the new technology, including its embedded bias. Schumer also announced plans to expand protections for laborers across sectors with assistance from his peers in Congress. “I am going to do everything I can to reduce the amount of bias AI has in its system,” he said.

Baltimore Could Set New Guardrails for Facial Recognition (Government Technology, Nov 17, 2023)
Police would be able to use facial recognition tools only to investigate the most serious crimes. The agencies — Baltimore Police, along with police forces for private or academic institutions — would be required to document the frequency of the tools’ use in annual reports. And the specific technologies used would have to undergo certain evaluations for accuracy.

ICO Seeks Permission to Appeal Against Clearview AI Tribunal Ruling (The Independent, Nov 17, 2023)
Last month, a tribunal overturned the ICO’s decision after a Clearview appeal ruling that the ICO did not have the jurisdiction to issue its fine and enforcement notice because Clearview’s system was only used by law enforcement agencies based outside the UK.

Chinese Biometric Surveillance Developers Nuctech, Hikvision Under Scrutiny Again (Biometric Update, Nov 17, 2023)
Chinese surveillance equipment maker Nuctech, which has been blacklisted in the U.S. and restricted in the European Union, is attracting attention after supplying biometrics products to Serbian border control.

SG’s New System Allows Travellers to Clear Immigration While Walking Through (The Independent SG, Nov 18, 2023)
A gantry letting travellers clear immigration without stopping at barriers for passport scans or biometrics is in the works in Singapore. The system does not even require passengers to stop but works while they’re on the move. A product in development from the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) can currently be seen in France at Milipol Paris 2023. The event, the leading activity focusing on Homeland Security and Safety, is held this year at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from Nov 14 to 17.


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