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    Chris Zielinski at |

    Nice piece, Bruce. You could have added something about the fact that facial recognition has a racial component – we recognize people of whatever race we belong to better than we recognize those from other races. People are poor at cross-race recognition (http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2000/12/face.aspx).

    Having said that, facial recognition software was recently accused of being racist in some of its applications (http://content.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1954643,00.html and https://www.rt.com/news/387849-study-faces-criminals-china/).

    There is always the risk of inherent biases being coded into software – and this is a much larger issue than just facial recognition.




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