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Your face mask selfies could be training the next facial recognition tool

Researchers are crawling the internet for photos of people wearing face masks to improve facial recognition algorithms.

The practice of grabbing people’s photos from social media to train facial recognition algorithms isn’t new, but the focus on face masks because of COVID-19 is. There’s an urgency among developers to create face mask detection technology as a public safety concern, but ethical issues come up when the images are collected without consent.

Full article: Your face mask selfies could be training the next facial recognition tool – CNET

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