Facial recognition is a major class of biometric technology which is increasing its market share while expanding its applications across multiple industries.
On December 5th Alibaba, Ant Financial, and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group jointly launched a new voice interaction system for purchasing subway tickets. Riders can now tell a machine their destination — for example, Zhongshan Park — and the system will use the AutoNavi cloud map to issue a ticket for the nearest station.
Nature will publish the first issue of Machine Intelligence in January 2019. The new journal will cover the “best research from across the field of artificial intelligence,” ranging from machine learning, robotics and human-machine interactions to ethical, legal and societal dimensions of AI.