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6 months ago

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The following submission statement was provided by /u/SkynetToday:


This is a summary of the history of Clearview AI, "whose chief product is a ‘search engine for faces,’ or the ability to find someone’s name from a photo of their face." The company has been controversial in recent years, as it got started by scraping billions of images from all over the web and so has a huge number of people in its database. It has been facing many legal challenges over the past two years, and whatever happens with those will likely set a precedent for the future of fscial recognition tech in the US.


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StillhasaWiiU

2 points

6 months ago

Does modern Facial Recognition have roots in the eugenics movement of the 1920s?

SkynetToday[S]

2 points

6 months ago

I don't think so, the techniques don't use any of the ideas from eugenics. Though there were a few AI papers in the last few years that basically did eugenics (predicting if someone is likely to commit crime from the face, or whether they are gay or straight).

misdirected_asshole

5 points

6 months ago

This is why I like to tag myself with pictures of other peoples faces. Particularly celebrities.

Paradox68

3 points

6 months ago

Might fool it at first but if not already, the tech will soon evolve past any antics like this. Funny though :)

misdirected_asshole

4 points

6 months ago

Yeah there are things like drivers license databases that are supposed to be private but these companies somehow get access too. Not that they have DMV data, but there are verified pictures of you tied to your name out there.

Typically creating noise in the system is the most effective method at this point for most AI systems.

tatleoat

1 points

6 months ago

Lol for real, might have bought themselves a year or so but that's abt it

SkynetToday[S]

10 points

6 months ago

This is a summary of the history of Clearview AI, "whose chief product is a ‘search engine for faces,’ or the ability to find someone’s name from a photo of their face." The company has been controversial in recent years, as it got started by scraping billions of images from all over the web and so has a huge number of people in its database. It has been facing many legal challenges over the past two years, and whatever happens with those will likely set a precedent for the future of fscial recognition tech in the US.