Why Face Recognition Technology Is Scarier Than Any Other Surveillance Tools?

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Face recognition is a system used for the function of recognizing own individual features. Face recognition also leads to a better or worse one as the face would be in the database. Today, the technology is improving to a better place where we can use any technology without fear. With internet banking, almost every individual human is believing that the internet is a sinister nest of a bad actor waiting to rob electronic money from the bank accounts. However, people got used to it. So you should get used to technology if it raises efficiency rate for own betterment.

The major advantage is that it allows a person to recognize a large group. For example, a properly designed system installed in an airport, multiplexes, and other public places can also identify any individual without even having a slight amount of information. Keeping an understanding, as compared to other biometric techniques, face recognition may not be totally reliable and efficient. Quality measures are important in facial recognition systems as large degrees of variations are possible in face images.

Driving factors of face recognition such as expressions, pose, and noise during face capture can affect the performance of facial recognition systems. So, in biometric systems, the effectiveness of face recognition software is comparatively poor.

In the month of April this year, The New York Times processed a critical practice about technology and privacy check. Undertaking the efforts and investment of around $60 was spend on Amazon’s commercially available face-recognition service. Moreover, they were accessed to recognize varied pedestrians as they walked through a Midtown park, using park cameras and photos which were publicly available of residential in New York.

Furthermore, in the current month, San Francisco will initiate with a stop on its municipal departments using face recognition technology. Resulting to be the first U.S. city to undertake this activity.

Aaron Peskin, San Francisco City Supervisor highlighted major reasoning of the city council voted for the ban, confirmed that the technology was fundamentally invasive, and that “none of us want to live in a police state.” Later, it has been come across that the face recognition technology is operating a scary behavior for many.

From this experiment, the first thing is duly noted that the technology doesn’t allow fundamentally new operations. They reported that they don’t have any objections with the cops or undercover to catch criminal suspects. As a society, we have also agreed to use surveillance cameras. The face recognition technology is enabling more efficiency in scanning and tracking. It majorly offers a quantitative change.

“There might be something about face recognition being a visual technology. The sense of being watched can change our behavior. Being stared at is more discomforting than being eavesdropped on. Theorists critique the “male gaze,” but not obnoxious male listening. Possibly for related reasons, we may be more sensitive to visual invasions of privacy than to auditory ones. Our phone conversations are transparent to telephone operators, and to some extent to law enforcement, but as a society, our objections to those intrusions have been muted.”

“Personally, I believe that all surveillance technologies should be tightly regulated. Face recognition technology calls attention to a broader class of surveillance tools, so maybe it’s high creepiness factor is just the alarm bell we need to start a much-needed public dialogue”, he added.