The Nonintuitive Bits

Mystery of facial recognition technology - Optimist, Pessimist views and ideas - Episode 17

March 31, 2020 Viacheslav Kovalevskyi, Zain Rizvi, and Sandeep Krishnamurthy Season 1 Episode 17
The Nonintuitive Bits
Mystery of facial recognition technology - Optimist, Pessimist views and ideas - Episode 17
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The Nonintuitive Bits
Mystery of facial recognition technology - Optimist, Pessimist views and ideas - Episode 17
Mar 31, 2020 Season 1 Episode 17
Viacheslav Kovalevskyi, Zain Rizvi, and Sandeep Krishnamurthy

Facial recognition technology has enabled solving many critical problems of our society - solving child trafficking to security cameras securing our house. However, due to the lack of complete understanding of the technology and lack of governing laws controlling the usage has made facial recognition technology one of the most contested and controversial topics.

In this episode, we talk about Microsoft deciding not to invest in any 3rd party facial recognition based startups to our views on facial recognition technology. Finally, we end the episode with a fun but interesting rapid-fire round of 10 ideas we think facial recognition-based technology should solve.

References:
1. https://time.com/5578064/esther-wojcicki-raise-successful-kids/
2. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/03/16/gtc-update/
3. https://www.cnet.com/news/april-fools-day-jokes-risk-becoming-tone-deaf-amidst-coronavirus/
4. https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/controversial-biometric-facial-recognition/#gref
5. https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/27/21197577/microsoft-facial-recognition-investing-divest-anyvision-controversy
6. https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/25/18106327/illinois-biometric-privacy-fingerprints-six-flags 
7. https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/27/21156678/clearview-ai-client-macy-fbi-doj-twitter-facebook-youtube
8. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/24/21079354/clearview-ai-nypd-terrorism-suspect-false-claims-facial-recognition
9. https://www.wgu.edu/blog/facial-recognition-why-controversial1909.html
10. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/technology/facial-recognition-police.html
11. https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/the-facts-on-facial-recognition-with-artificial-intelligence/

Show Notes

Facial recognition technology has enabled solving many critical problems of our society - solving child trafficking to security cameras securing our house. However, due to the lack of complete understanding of the technology and lack of governing laws controlling the usage has made facial recognition technology one of the most contested and controversial topics.

In this episode, we talk about Microsoft deciding not to invest in any 3rd party facial recognition based startups to our views on facial recognition technology. Finally, we end the episode with a fun but interesting rapid-fire round of 10 ideas we think facial recognition-based technology should solve.

References:
1. https://time.com/5578064/esther-wojcicki-raise-successful-kids/
2. https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/03/16/gtc-update/
3. https://www.cnet.com/news/april-fools-day-jokes-risk-becoming-tone-deaf-amidst-coronavirus/
4. https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/controversial-biometric-facial-recognition/#gref
5. https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/27/21197577/microsoft-facial-recognition-investing-divest-anyvision-controversy
6. https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/25/18106327/illinois-biometric-privacy-fingerprints-six-flags 
7. https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/27/21156678/clearview-ai-client-macy-fbi-doj-twitter-facebook-youtube
8. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/24/21079354/clearview-ai-nypd-terrorism-suspect-false-claims-facial-recognition
9. https://www.wgu.edu/blog/facial-recognition-why-controversial1909.html
10. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/12/technology/facial-recognition-police.html
11. https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/the-facts-on-facial-recognition-with-artificial-intelligence/