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Bimal Pratap Shah and Shyan Kirat Rai

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They are watching you

Published On: March 25, 2020 10:10 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah and Shyan Kirat Rai

Facial recognition cameras equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled body temperature detection technology have been installed in cities across China to detect people who may be infected with COVID-19 to prevent them from traveling. The facial recognition technology (FR) is probably developed with good intentions, but experts argue this intrusive surveillance could be potentially used by totalitarian regimes against the population. Therefore, many pro-social technology experts, human rights activists, and politicians have been calling for a ban. The law enforcement agencies and other technologists, however, argue FR has the potential to offer huge benefits to society and are instead a calling for proper regulation.

Corridors of power

Published On: June 7, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Bimal Pratap Shah and Shyan Kirat Rai

Subways, trams and elevated highways are good mass transit systems, but it will be another decade before such systems can be implemented in Kathmandu and Lalitpur