Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition
FLINT, Mich. Authorities with Bishop International Airport in Flint announced Friday it will be the first airport in the United States to utilize Smart Helmets. The Smart Helmet, developed by Italian company KeyBiz, can detect the temperature of multiple people, run facial recognition, license plate recognition and scan QR codes. The airport said photographs can be uploaded directly to the helmet itself to allow officers to scan and detect specific faces. READ: A closer look at facial recognition technologyThe Smart Helmets uses an AI module for processing thermal images, augmented reality displays, communication sensors and advanced aerospace technology. KeyBizs Smart Helmet has already been deployed in multiple airports outside of the United States, including Leonardo da VinciFiumicino Airport in Rome -- one of the busiest airports in Europe.
University of Michigan study: Ban facial recognition technology in schools
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Facial recognition technology should not be in schools, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan. Conducted at the University of Michigans Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, authors of the Cameras in the Classroom report recommend that the technology be banned from use in schools. The report states that use of facial recognition in schools would potentially exacerbate existing racial bias as facial recognition algorithms have higher inaccuracy rates with people of color. The study noted the marginalization of nonconforming students, commodifying data and a lack of regulation were additional factors in banning facial recognition in schools. Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools is a part of the U-M Ford Schools Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program Technology Assessment Project, a think-tank that works to understand the implications of emerging technology and provide evidence-based insight for policy development.
Man drives golf cart into Walmart as deputies chase him with a Taser
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Florida - Surveillance video captured a man driving a golf cart through a Hillsborough County, Florida, Walmart, WFTS reported. Deputies began speaking to the man on the golf cart, Michael Hudson. Brandon Daniels was one of several customers who were forced to dodge the speeding golf cart. Jason Waldrop said he was thankful no one was seriously hurt during Hudson's rampage on the golf cart. Investigators said Hudson's charges could change as they reviewed the surveillance video to determine if and how many customers were hit by the golf cart.