9 scary revelations from 40 years of facial recognition research
In science fiction, facial recognition technology is a hallmark of a dystopian society. The truth of how it was created, and how it’s used today, is just as freaky.
In a new study, researchers conduct a historical survey of over 100 data sets used to train facial recognition systems compiled over the last 43 years. The broadest revelation is that, as the need for more data (i.e. photos) increased, researchers stopped bothering to ask for the consent of the people in the photos they used as data.