Sunday, November 23, 2014

Facial recognition technology goes way back - Ideas - The Boston Globe

A timely facial recognition reality check

"Concerns about privacy have largely faltered before the stated goal of most facial recognition programs: to recognize danger and to keep society safe. The belief that crime can be defeated through technological means propels innovations in the field ever onward. Today, companies are experimenting with more commercial uses of the technology as well—for example, to develop “ultra-targeted advertising.”

With visions like that now on the horizon, here is a brief tour of how we got here: the moments when facial recognition shot ahead, and a few moments of concern along the way."
Facial recognition technology goes way back - Ideas - The Boston Globe
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