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Dystopian AI Patent Uses Facial Recognition to Identify Homeless and Drug Users [and Sex Offenders]

[ – 2/12/21]

Last year, The New York Times reported that, in order to test its software, facial recognition startup Clearview AI collected up to three billion images from platforms including YouTube and Facebook without attaining users’ express consent.

Now, a new patent application by Clearview AI, first discovered by Buzzfeed, details several potential uses for the firm’s software, including date matching, sharing “headshots of high-risk individuals,” and identifying homeless people and drug users.

The technology could also be used to identify a “sex offender”

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And this surprises…who?

On a side note, the ink for the “public safety” rubber stamp seems to account for the majority of the office supply budget in most legislatures…

@ q: It’s a shame no one thought to use that big rubber stamp of “Public Safety” on something potentially useful …. say, for example, “Pandemic Preparedness”. 🤔

Over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation is a sub- group contemplating facial recognition and social impact. The fact that the 1994Omnibus bound inextricably the ” sex offender” and ” the people’s use of the machine database” cannot be placed upon the criminal.That was the choice of ” leadership. ” A truth is the very second slavery was imposed without process upon them, the rest soon followed. If you’re going to opt for 1 unconstitutional use in a republic then all unconstitutional uses are possible. This is why the insistence of sec.230 U.S.Code! & the similarly motivated declarations on the registry database referred to as disclaimers. Speech itself was the issue in Packingham as it relates to the database use. We live in a time when the value of the database machine outweighs the value the human.

Suggestion for Janice:

My understanding is that registry photos are intended to be viewable by humans. Why not introduce legislation, requiring the inclusion of enough “artifacts” into online registration photos, so that they are viewable by humans but are unusable by algorithms? This requirement would only apply to public facing systems, to prevent the unauthorized use of images.

I’ll keep repeating this:

Do you want less oppressive laws and politicians dictating your life?

Do you value Freedom at all?

1) Vote for Smaller Government

2) Use Cryptocurrencies

That’s it.

There are companies that are having success at making cloaking software to keep recognition software from working.

Image “Cloaking” for Personal Privacy

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