Facial recognition technology is controversial in many countries. Shutterstock Felipe Romero Moreno, University of Hertfordshire Facial recognition technology is being used in warfare for the first time. It could be a game changer in Ukraine, where it is being used to identify the dead and reunite families. But if we fail to grapple with the ethics of this technology now, …Read More »
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Michael Clarke, Australian National University China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies their existence. But extensive reporting by international media and human rights groups indicates that upwards of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs – a Muslim-minority ethnic group – have been detained in sprawling “re-education” centres in the far-western Xinjiang region of China. The camps are not only massive, with some …Read More »
‘AI’ is being used to profile people from their head vibrations – but is there enough evidence to support it?
Does technology more about us than we know about ourselves? Trismegist san/Shutterstock James Wright, Alan Turing Institute Digital video surveillance systems can’t just identify who someone is. They can also work out how someone is feeling and what kind of personality they have. They can even tell how they might behave in the future. And the key to unlocking this …Read More »
Facial recognition technology raises serious ethical and privacy questions, even as it helps investigators south of the border zero in on the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. (Pixabay) Wendy H. Wong, University of Toronto Who owns your face? Of course, a silly question … right? But what about the data generated from your face? And what does it mean …Read More »