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Is facial recognition violating people's privacy?

Facial recognition software concerns San Francisco has banned it, while other cities are trailing it...facial recognition software is becoming more commonplace. Perhaps there is little you can do to avoid it but would you be keen to help create it? Stephanie Hare is on the programme to discuss if users of the Ever app knew about the use of their photos to create technology that is being sold elsewhere. AI - friend or foe? In western culture machine learning and AI is viewed with some apprehension but in eastern societies it's seen much more as a partnership between human and robot or algorithm. Gareth and Ghislaine discuss these and other differences in our attitudes towards the tech with Suzanne Livingston and Maholo Uchida, the co-curators of the Barbican Centre's new exhibition; AI More than Human. Microchip fashion Why have some four thousand ordinary Swedes had micro-chips inserted in their hands? The practice is part of a much broader, global and diverse biohacking movement outside of traditional institutions that modifies bodies with novel technologies in order to improve life. Snezana Curcic has been finding out more. Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz Main Image: A technician tests the face recognition function of intelligent patrol robot 'Meibao' in Beijing, China 20 March 2019. Credit: VCG / VCG via Getty Images.


 2019-05-21  42m