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OPLIN 4Cast #673: Big tech denies facial recognition to police, but is that enough?

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Last week, IBM sent shockwaves through the tech world when it announced that it was leaving the facial recognition market entirely. The reasons cited centered…

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OPLIN 4Cast #677: Is emotion recognition technology a good idea?

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We’ve certainly covered facial recognition in the 4Cast before, but a newer subset of that tech is causing some major waves. Now, technology can not only match a name and a face, but it can also (in theory) determine how the person with that face is feeling. Called “affect recognition,” but more commonly referred to as “emotion recognition,” it may be even more controversial than it’s broader cousin, facial recognition.

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