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You No Longer Own Your Face

By The Atlantic

Students were recorded for research—and then became part of a data set that lives forever online, potentially accessible to anyoneRead full story

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  • Helen Edwards
    Helen EdwardsAlways curious at Koru Ventures

    This is a great example of how AI really is different. It was just a data gathering exercise but the scale and power of AI, not to mention how valuable AI makes a data such as this, somehow changes all the rules.

  • Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
    Anthony Duignan-CabreraCEO at ADC Strategy

    I find it amusing that the West was horrified when China unveiled its facial recognition technology, enabling law enforcement to identify everyday people on the streets, yet have trouble negotiating the ethics and legality of companies like Google and Facebook not only using AI to identify us in our most private moments, but sell it wholesale to the highest bidder. Government oversight and regulations in a democracy should warrant some oversight and protections on our behalf, one would think. #artificialintelligence #facialrecognition

  • Adèle Salin-Cantegrel
    Adèle Salin-CantegrelFounder at scikoop

    When did the requirements of explicit « consent for research study » become optional?

  • Weiyee IN
    Weiyee INChief Strategy Officer

    Is it disconcerting more disheartening to find out that universities are doing this, and that it is not only major tech companies that have no proper governance framework for technology ethics or data and privacy? It is also amazing that with all of these revelations in the news that not regulatory bodies have actually taken any meaningful action. Is it just evidence that policies are only enacted by campaigning politicians for the sake of elections or that regulatory bodies are inept or overwhelmed?

  • Elisa Vazquez
    Elisa VazquezMarketing Manager at Kellytoy

    “For their research, he and his colleagues placed posters at all entrances to public areas, telling people they were being recorded, and providing contact information should they want their data erased. No one reached out,”

    Ok, so for a data-collecting study posters were put up? Not an email, memo, or even a highly targeted social ad? Like...this is a digital project, but yes a couple posters put up at a college seems legit for catching the attention of a generation who grew up w/ phones in their

    “For their research, he and his colleagues placed posters at all entrances to public areas, telling people they were being recorded, and providing contact information should they want their data erased. No one reached out,”

    Ok, so for a data-collecting study posters were put up? Not an email, memo, or even a highly targeted social ad? Like...this is a digital project, but yes a couple posters put up at a college seems legit for catching the attention of a generation who grew up w/ phones in their hands.

    Aside from that funny little flaw (IMO), Duke researcher admits to basically screwing everyone with his updates and open sharing. I mean, this could be done in a more controlled fashion of course, but the associated parties need to be held accountable.

    We don’t like to hold people accountable in data though, so who knows what this will bring out next.

  • Is that face that you look at every morning yours? This article raises serious policy issues around the right to privacy in a world full of recording and observing devices that don’t require consent.

  • Privacy is a myth today thanks to the tech giants who have made the public internet their data harvesting playground. Tracking cookies haunt your web presence everywhere supplying information about your web activity which you obviously “agreed” to while ticking the innocent checkbox of “I Agree.”

  • Juan José  Zevallos
    Juan José Zevallos

    We will no longer own our face like we dont own our data

  • Charles Adams
    Charles AdamsCOO at Agriglobal Commodities Inc

    Ah...! The game of thrones faceless man. He owned nothing. As other articles we have commented on millennials and baby boomers view ownership differently. The comforting thing here is, faces change.

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