The company’s methods declared illegal in multiple jurisdictions-most recently in the UK. But do European regulators actually have any power to stop it?
Company is looking to launch a new business venture to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft in verifying people’s identity using facial recognition.
Ukraine began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead.
The facial recognition company Clearview AI is telling investors it’s on track to have 100 billion facial photos in its database within a year.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £17 million ($23 million USD) on Clearview AI.
In an interview with WIRED, CEO Hoan Ton-That said the company has scraped 10 billion photos from the web—and developed new ways to aid police surveillance.