So we can begin to imagine a near future in which we’re equipped with glasses that not only recognize faces and voices, but also truths and lies—a scenario that would provoke a revolution in human interaction. It would also constitute a serious limitation on the individual’s autonomy.
We've spent a lot of time talking about threats to our privacy in the year or so since the Snowden revelations. We know that most of what we say online is being monitored, and we've begun the conversation that must be had.
Meanwhile, another threat is about to enter the debate- and this one, I fear, is far more damaging.
Facial recognition itself is still in its creepy infant stages (admit it- you still get a little creeped out when Facebook finds your face in someone else's picture). It's about to get a lot creepier, though, and in so doing, it has the potential to eliminate one of our most basic rights: the right to think and feel as we please.
Facial recognition software is gaining the ability to detect lying. Norberto Andrade breaks down just what that means for us.
Computers are getting better than humans are facial recognition ➝