Opinion | The Racist History Behind Facial Recognition

Opinion When will we finally learn we cannot predict people's character from their appearance? Credit... Photo illustration by The New York Times; Archive.org (photo plate from "Identification anthropométrique," published 1893); Amazon Rekognition (facial landmarks and boundaries) By Researchers recently learned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement used facial recognition on millions of driver's license photographs without the license-holders' knowledge, the latest revelation about governments employing the technology in ways that threaten civil liberties.

Aarati Akkapeddi

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