A man has his temperature measured at the entrance to an office building by an AI computer called ‘Smart AI Epidemic Prevention’ made by the company SenseTime, in Shenzhen, China in March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man has his temperature measured at the entrance to an office building by an AI computer called ‘Smart AI Epidemic Prevention’ made by the company SenseTime, in Shenzhen, China in March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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What is facial recognition, and why is it more relevant than ever during the coronavirus pandemic?

  • Facial recognition software has been increasingly deployed by countries to secure access and improve surveillance, especially during the pandemic
  • But the technology is controversial, not just because data leaks are common, but also because of its potential to exacerbate racial or gender biases

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A man has his temperature measured at the entrance to an office building by an AI computer called ‘Smart AI Epidemic Prevention’ made by the company SenseTime, in Shenzhen, China in March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
A man has his temperature measured at the entrance to an office building by an AI computer called ‘Smart AI Epidemic Prevention’ made by the company SenseTime, in Shenzhen, China in March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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