Amazon says it has pushed for regulations to ensure the software was used ethically.
China is home to some of the world’s leaders in facial recognition software, including Megvii and SenseTime.
Surveillance technology such as facial recognition, weapons scanners to increase after terror attacks in Europe
Facial recognition software, scanners that detect weapons and cameras that spot nervous people are some of the technologies that could be used more widely to secure public places, but some would require greater acceptance of surveillance in Europe.
Google has acquired PittPatt, a company specializing in facial recognition, according to an announcement on the company’s site.