ASM Global Rolling Out Facial Recognition Ticketing With PopID
Facial recognition technology is up and running at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, and set to expand widely through venues operated by ASM Global, according to a recent news release. The technology, powered by PopID, will allow for both venue entry and payment at concession areas. Biometric facial recognition... Read more
Mets to Expand Facial Recognition System to All Entry Gates in 2022
The New York Mets are expanding their use of facial recognition technology for those entering their ballpark in 2022. After piloting the Wicket “facial authentication” platform on a limited basis, the team is expanding its use to all entry gates at Citi Field for the coming season. The announcement... Read more
AXS Plans to Roll Out Biometric Palm Scanning at Colorado’s Red Rocks
AXS announced that it would be rolling out a biometric ticketing system at Red Rocks, the iconic venue in the mountains outside Denver. The system, powered by Amazon One’s palm recognition technology, will be added immediately to the Red Rocks entry systems, with plans to roll out the scanning... Read more
Sports Teams Considering Facial Recognition Despite Privacy Concerns
Facial recognition technology is being considered by sports teams looking to find ways to get fans back in buildings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Wall Street Journal. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Football Club are currently testing the technology, despite widespread outcry against the technology... Read more
New Study Shows Facial Recognition Technology Is Racially Biased
Artists and fans have been fighting the idea of facial recognition over the past few years, and now, a new study has revealed that the technology can be racially biased. According to the federal study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology this past December, which was... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Back-Off From Facial Technology Plans At Festivals
Concertgoers were frustrated to hear that Live Nation and AEG were considering the use of facial recognition at concerts and festivals, but now, the promoters have taken a step back. Both live-entertainment giants disavowed any plans to use facial recognition at music festivals, and now, the musicians are declaring... Read more
Musicians, Festivals Call for Facial Recognition to Be Banned
Facial recognition technology has become more and more popular over the past few years, but artists have called out Ticketmaster to drop plans of using the technology at concerts and other live events. Now, a handful of festivals have jumped on the bandwagon. According to Fortune, the digital rights... Read more
Artists Call on Ticketmaster to Drop Facial Recognition Tech Plans
Artists including Tom Morello, The Glitch Mob, Speedy Ortiz and Atmosphere are among those who are throwing their support behind a campaign asking that Ticketmaster ban facial recognition software at concerts and other live events. “I don’t want Big Brother at my shows targeting fans for harassment, deportation, or... Read more
Ticketing Platform Uses Facial Recognition To Ban Unsafe Concertgoers
A new ticketing platform has been created to use facial technology to detect customers’ social media content in order to potentially help ban people from the show who post offensive content online, use stolen credit cards to purchase tickets, or attempt to tout their seats. Vertus Fusion was created... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Use Of Facial Recognition Sparks Future Privacy Concerns
When Rolling Stone revealed last year that Taylor Swift’s security team used facial recognition technology during her Reputation Tour to detect stalkers, a conversation about privacy concerns sparked across the country, but it turns out, consumers have a lot more to be worried about going forward. During Swift’s concert... Read more