Of course biometric field is influenced by current pandemic, but also good news about facial recognition accuracy and bad (or good, depending on your goal) news about deep fakes. Enjoy!
Biometric shift to face is only being accelerated now as touching fingerprint scanners becomes troublesome. Also other technology like fever detection is being deployed in different places.
Best algorithms are not racist
This report from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses the state of facial recognition algorithms and debugs some of the myths.
Deep fakes creation even easier now
The state of the art for deep fakes improves again, check it out.