Book review: Your Face Belongs to Us by Kashmir Hill

21/09/2023 | The Guardian

In a new book, Kashmir Hill explores the growing issue of facial recognition technology and its impact on our privacy. With the rise of machine learning, cloud computing, and the prevalence of smartphones and social media, facial recognition has become increasingly accurate and widespread. However, this technology also poses significant risks, particularly in terms of potential abuse by stalkers and governments. While there are some potential benefits to immediate facial recognition, such as locating missing persons or identifying criminals, the potential for harm is equally significant. Hill's book raises important questions about the future of facial recognition technology and its impact on our privacy and safety.

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