Lawmakers around the world are making decisions about whether facial recognition technology is acceptable.
Facial recognition technologies have become more popular through increasingly sophisticated devices and popular fads. Casual use of face scanning and analysis features has long-term social impacts.
Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
Politicians of all stripes, computer professionals and even big-tech executives are calling on government to hit the brakes on using these algorithms. The feds are hitting the gas.
Augmented reality has largely enjoyed cover from critique by being taken as a benign gaming technology. But recent developments suggest we need to get serious about it.
With face masks now compulsory or recommended in various parts of the country, how are facial recognition systems functioning?
Recently, police forces have come under criticism for their engagement of facial recognition technologies. But pandemic response plans may increasingly incorporate surveillance.