The Legality of Facial Recognition & Implications in Racial Bias
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Tamra Moore Casiya Thaniel Clare Garvie

Facial recognition is used by law enforcement surveillance, airport passenger screening, and employment and housing decisions. Despite widespread adoption, face recognition was recently banned for use by police and local agencies in several cities, including large cities after whistleblowers uncovered inherent bias within these algorithms.  Our experts in this fascinating session will discuss the implications of this embedded bias, how they uncovered it, and the ethics behind the use of this technology.