🔑 Forgot your keys? Scan your face. 🤳 Unlocking your phone? Scan your face. 💵 Withdrawing cash? Scan your face. It’s no secret: facial recognition has permeated our everyday life. But now there are growing concerns about how it’s used in tech👇🧵
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🇷🇺 Here’s the latest from Russia. 🚨 An artificial intelligence tool built to detect race can be used by police to spot suspects in a crowd. 🚫 But rights activists say it’s ‘purpose made for discrimination’. news.trust.org/item/20210705…
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📹 Can you guess how many cameras are in Russia's capital Moscow?
4% 55,000
21% 105,000
75% 205,000
7,214 votes • Final results
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👀 The city has one of the world’s largest surveillance systems. 📝 For $200, you could even get a list of all the places somebody has been to in the past month. news.trust.org/item/20201109…
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✊ Human rights groups say Russian police use AI to monitor political rallies. 🚨 Several pro-Alexei @Navalny protesters were questioned earlier this year after being picked out by cameras, their lawyers said. 🤐 Activists warn that a lack of clear rules allows for abuse.
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🇬🇧At least half of London’s boroughs, like Hammersmith and Fulham, use China-made surveillance. 🧑‍💻Key suppliers Hikvision and Dahua are linked to abuses of Uighurs in China. 🚫Privacy advocates like @silkiecarlo of @BigBrotherWatch say systems could target vulnerable groups.
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🇺🇸The #BlackLivesMatter protests last summer also triggered calls to address racial bias in tech. 📹Some systems misidentify ethnic minorities 10-100x more often than white people. 🚨Human rights groups like @ACLU say law enforcement should be banned from using this technology.
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"To reduce people to appearances is discrimination – whether it is done by humans or machines,” said MEP @AlexandraGeese. She wrote an open letter calling on the EU to ban AI that detects gender, sexuality, race or disability.👇 news.trust.org/item/20210416…
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🚽 “Imagine not being able to access a public toilet because an algorithm thinks you don't look male or female enough or being tracked in countries where same-sex love is still a crime,” @yurigu wrote earlier this year. news.trust.org/item/20210413…
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🌎 There’s no doubt that AI and facial recognition tech is going to keep transforming the world we live in. 🤔 The question is: how is it changing yours?
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