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Daily Dashboard | Facial recognition identifies more than just a name Related reading: Supreme Court rules warrants generally needed in Carpenter v. US case


The Economist reports on the possible consequences of embracing facial recognition technology, arguing that the “ability to record, store and analyze images of faces cheaply, quickly and on a vast scale promises one day to bring about fundamental changes to notions of privacy, fairness and trust.” Highlighting this particular issue, a Stanford University study found that AI can accurately identify sexual orientation using facial recognition. While there are reported limitations to the testing, the Guardian reports that AI has also been used to explore links between facial features and a range of other points of interest, such as political views, psychological conditions or personality. While regulations can work to protect against the development of AI bias, it is also possible for such biases to be deliberately used against users. 
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