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Chris Calabrese: Show Your Face?

November 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

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Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

FOR REMOTE PARTICIPANTS: Video from this talk will be streamed live at http://esc.umich.edu/face

Show Your Face? The Pros and Cons of Facial Recognition Technologies for Our Civil Liberties


Facial recognition technology is sweeping into our public and private lives. The government is deploying it at the border and throughout law enforcement investigations. Technology companies are building it into their social networks. Employers are using it to monitor movements and productivity. As the technology becomes increasingly powerful, accurate, and versatile, it’s raising more and more privacy and civil liberties concerns, especially for marginalized or vulnerable populations. Christopher Calabrese, Vice President for Policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology will discuss the pros and cons of facial recognition technology, how it is changing many aspects of our lives, and how policymakers should address it.


Chris Calabrese is the Vice President for Policy at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

This event is co-sponsored with the Program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

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