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Deep Convolutional Neural Network Enabled Automated Face Recognition and its Unforeseen Consequences

Friday, October 6, 2023


Deep Convolutional Neural Network Enabled Automated Face Recognition and its Unforeseen Consequences

Dr. Michael C. King

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Zoom link or copy and paste link: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/81706339239

 

Abstract:

Face recognition continues to grow in popularity as a key enabler of biometric authentication. This technology is becoming an integral part of everyday lives as it is used to access smartphones and even board aircraft—with frictionless travel in mind. While independent tests confirm impressive gains in the overall accuracy of the technology, concerns remain as it relates to the measured disparity in performance relative to various demographic groups and the sources of large data repositories needed for development. Further, there have been calls to completely ban the technology due to concerns over how it is used by the federal government, law enforcement, and even private/commercial entities. This talk will discuss salient aspects of face recognition technology development and the unforeseen consequences of its use (e.g., wrongful arrests and denial of services.)

 

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