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

[interestingengineering.com – 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” Read the full article  

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NY: New York Issues First-In-Nation Moratorium On Facial Recognition In Schools

[forbes.com – 12/22/20] Topline New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday temporarily banning the use of facial recognition in schools, making it the first state to take such a step. Key Facts The law suspends facial recognition and other biometric technology in both public and private schools until July 2022, directing the state to conduct a study and issue recommendations about whether the technology is appropriate for schools. Cuomo’s office said the study will “seek feedback from teachers and parents, as well as experts in school safety, security,…

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