20 June 2017

How Facial Recognition is Invading your Privacy


Facial recognition has been an important part of science fiction for the past 50 years. In most of those works it is painted as a means of oppression — part of a surveillance state and a form of control. A combination of circumstances — the low cost of computing, improvements in machine learning, proliferation of internet connected devices — has once again turned science fiction into reality. With facial recognition starting to be used in the mainstream for security and safety purposes, will it eventually turn into the dystopian future many imagined? Thankfully many countries have laws in place which...

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