While historically used to improve security measures, FRT has seen growing popularity in a variety of business applications.
Facial recognition technology is a type of biometric technology that collects and processes billions of pictures from databases and the Web to provide a composite to police, businesses, and individuals. Despite its proven benefits, its impact on privacy, data protection, and other consumer concerns are undeniable.
In his exciting new program, Professor Sam Hodge provides a review of the science behind and the legal implications of using FRT in a business setting.
FRT has a slew of applications—from detecting known shoplifters to identifying a patron’s preferred cocktail—that have propelled businesses toward the future of shopping. Yet, ethical concerns arise regarding the justification of increased public surveillance and possible misuse, evoking feelings that “big brother is watching.” The technology is still developing, and database flaws have contributed to misidentification of individuals—disproportionately people of color—which have led to wrongful incarceration.
Is this a case of technology outpacing legislation?
There is little federal regulation of biometric privacy. Still, as businesses find new ways to utilize and expand FRT, growing pressure will be placed on legislators to intervene in one way or another. This course explores some of those anticipated measures to regulate FRT. Join Sam Hodge as he delves into this new and emerging field. AGENDA
(9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Indianapolis Time)Introduction
How We Already Interact with Facial Recognition Technology (FRT)
- Anonymity vs. Surveillance
How Does FRT Work?
- Security, Law Enforcement, Restricted Access
- Commercial Applications - Tailoring Advertising
- The Places That Are Looking at Your Face
Public Perception of FRT
- Image Capture and Comparison
- A Face is Just Math After All
Consumer Applications of FRT
- FRT is Linked to Other Information
- Am I Being Protected, Served, or Stalked?
Ethical Issues with FRT
- Retail Protection and Customized Shopping Experience
- Employee Management
- The Amazon Go Experience
Laws Regulating FRT
- The Racial Diversity Problem Stemming from FRT's Creation
- Errors and Misidentification
- Necessity, Complicity, Impartiality, Bias, Accountability and Oversight
- Demographics and Sterotpes
- Common Law
- Federal Law
- State Response
- Arising in a Criminal Context
- The Trend Toward Civil Litigation
- Basis of Civil Litigation
- Patel v. Facebook, Inc.