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Face Recognition & Regulation: Q & A with Professor Erik Learned-Miller
Join professor and national expert Erik Learned-Miller to explore face recognition research and discuss a proposed solution for regulating a young technology that is prone to errors and misuse.

A troubling example of such problems was recently reported by The New York Times. In January, an African-American man named Robert Williams was arrested in Detroit for committing a crime he had nothing to do with because he was incorrectly identified by a face recognition algorithm. The police used the faulty match as conclusive evidence despite being explicitly instructed not to rely on automatic face recognition alone. This is exactly the nightmarish scenario that many concerned citizens and citizen advocacy groups have been worried about.

How did we get here? What should be done about it? Should we ban all face recognition technology? Can we find a way to benefit from the proper uses of face recognition technology while protecting against these abuses and errors?

To learn more about the strengths and limitations of face recognition technology, and a proposed solution for regulation, join Professor Learned-Miller for a virtual Zoom Q & A on Wednesday, July 15 at 4:00 pm EDT. Register below to obtain a link to the event.

This event is free is open to the public. Please share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Jul 15, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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