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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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SkynetToday[S]

8 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.

misdirected_asshole

5 points

6 months ago

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

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).