Three year old children can make sense of what they see in photos and describe them to us, but even the most advanced computers have historically had difficulties with that same task.
Chappie is perhaps the most unintelligent film about artificial intelligence ever made. It’s full of self-serious, hand-wringing dialogue delivered by actors who all have given better performances elsewhere.
The next time you come back from overseas and flash your American passport at Washington, DC’s Dulles airport, customs officers might take a picture of you and use facial recognition technology to figure out if you really are who you say you are.
At this week’s CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany, Alibaba founder Jack Ma finished his speech by presenting a prototype of one of the company’s new ideas: a payment system that uses facial recognition for its security.