Everyday people share millions of photos on websites and social media networks. For decades, tech companies have been trying to figure out ways to make the faces in those photos searchable – and monetizable. While that technology has practical uses, it also raises serious privacy questions and has led to problematic cases of mistaken identity. In her book, “Your Face Belongs to Us,” New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill investigates the perils of facial recognition software. She chronicles the trajectory of Clearview AI, a company that prioritized speed and profits over ethics, putting millions of unsuspecting people at risk. We’ll talk with Hill about the rise of facial recognition and how to reduce its harms.
Kashmir Hill Confronts the Ugly Side of Facial Recognition Tech in ‘Your Face Belongs to Us’
We’ll talk with Hill about the rise of facial recognition and how to reduce its harms. (Photos courtesy of Kashmir Hill)
Kashmir Hill, tech reporter, New York Times; author, "Your Face Belongs to Us"