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Age of Mass Scale Face Recognition: Does it make us more secure?

Event Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 27, 2020

Location

Online

Date

Aug 27, 2020

Type

Webinar

About this Webinar

There’s a good chance if you live in the US that at some point you’ve been watched, scanned, or analyzed by facial recognition technology — potentially without even realizing it. Across the country, government use of the technology — which identifies people by matching unique characteristics of their facial patterns to databases of images — is on the rise. Critics say it poses a serious threat to Americans’ privacy by enabling rapid and unwarranted monitoring of citizens. But the extent of facial recognition has been, until recently, relatively private from the public. That’s why researchers are increasingly trying to quantify just how widely it’s being used.
Facial recognition is becoming an important tool in a range of consumer, business and law-enforcement applications. But is it accurate—and fair?

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