About This Episode
Today we’re joined by Luke Stark, an assistant professor at Western University in London, Ontario.
In our conversation with Luke, we explore the existence and use of facial recognition technology, something Luke has been critical of in his work over the past few years, comparing it to plutonium. We discuss Luke’s recent paper, “Physiognomic Artificial Intelligence”, in which he critiques studies that will attempt to use faces and facial expressions and features to make determinations about people, a practice fundamental to facial recognition, also one that Luke believes is inherently racist at its core.
Finally, briefly discuss the recent wave of hires at the FTC, and the news that broke (mid-recording) announcing that Facebook will be shutting down their facial recognition system and why it’s not necessarily the game-changing announcement it seemed on its… face.
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- Paper: Physiognomic Artificial Intelligence
- Article: Data Is the New What? Popular Metaphors & Professional Ethics in Emerging Data Culture
- Article: Facebook, Citing Societal Concerns, Plans to Shut Down Facial Recognition System
- Article: Googler who helped lead 2018 walkout is joining the FTC
- Using Deep Learning and Google Street View to Estimate Demographics with Timnit Gebru – #88
- Trends in Fairness and AI Ethics with Timnit Gebru – #336
- Book: The Mismeasure of Man
- Wendy Chun – Simon Fraser University
- Simone Browne – UT College of Liberal Arts