Yes, we know: Facial Recognition technology sounds like a bad episode of Black Mirror. But police departments around the country are already using it. And since legal scholars have already -- extensively -- proven that police use of facial recognition is inaccurate and discriminatory
(and plenty of lawyers and judges are worried that facial recognition
violates privacy and free speech rights)
it's no surprise that advocates from the left and the right
(and major figures like IBM and the Pope)
have called for its regulation (or banning it outright).
So why is the public still asleep on the fight against facial recognition?
The IDH has some ideas.
There are so many legal and ethical problems with facial recognition that the public (and policymakers) can't keep track.
While facial recognition technology's proven tendency to racially discriminate is a huge problem, it isn't the only one.
(And most of the advocates only address the issue of algorithmic bias.)
By addressing ALL of the legal and ethical problems with facial recognition in criminal contexts, we can build bi-partisan coalitions to regulate them.