If you have been hearing about facial recognition technology more and more lately, it is not a coincidence. It is pervasive and embedded in technology and applications we rely on every day, and it is improving … fast. Our proclivity to post and share selfies, pictures and videos on multiple platforms is simply feeding the apparatus to train and refine the technology.
But for every amazing convenience, there is another side that hints at a darker purpose. One that if left unchecked could be detrimental for our right to privacy and protection against unwanted surveillance. While debate is raging about its use, what matters most is that we understand its intended and unintended consequences to start.
Our guest is Dahlia Peterson, Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Dahlia’s research focuses on Facial intelligence and its use; how China harnesses predictive policing algorithms and facial, voice, and gait recognition technologies for its AI-powered surveillance programs, and the role of Western companies in aiding China’s surveillance state.
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