The Project Panoptic website has just launched its newest feature! A research tab just for you to understand the basics of facial recognition technology, how it violates your privacy & freedoms and why we are calling for a ban.
Additionally, from today, we will be discussing one resource a week to ensure that public awareness around this harmful technology increases. Today’s resource is “Facial Recognition Technologies: A Primer” by Joy Buolamwini, Vicente Ordóñez, Jamie Morgenstern, and Erik Learned-Miller of the Algorithmic Justice League. Ms. Buolamwini was recently also the subject of the Netflix Documentary, Coded Bias. (Read our review of the documentary here)
The primer provides its reader with a basic understanding of what facial recognition technology is, how it is used and how accurate it is. Most importantly, the primer provides a basic technical understanding of how facial recognition technology works.
Go through the primer and let us know if you have any questions. Stay tuned for Monday’s resource which is “Privacy and the ‘nothing to hide’ argument” by Vrinda Bhandari & Renuka Sane.