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OPLIN 4Cast #605: The use of facial recognition is getting creepier

Posted in 4cast, and facial recognition

We’ve covered facial recognition in the 4Cast before, but this week we’re taking another look, after Amazon’s facial recognition wrongly identified 28 members of Congress as being criminals.  This error is newsworthy on its own, but it also highlights some major problems and incorrect assumptions. For instance, the underlying databases that facial recognition uses often have implicit biases (see Can We Make Non-Racist Facial Recognition?)

Add to that additional news that is raising other issues and, to be honest, the creepiness factor.  The biases built into this type of software is only one of the concerns.

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