Hi all! Great talk from Kade Crockford. The only issue is that I originally asked them to talk about surveillance technology acquisition and funding, and they only talked about facial recognition. LOL. But it’s cool, we were gonna cover that in a few weeks anyway. So I’m posting the questions from the facial recognition week, as well as the readings we were going to cover in that week. Let’s talk facial/biometrics this week, and I’ll have Varoon Mathur cover some other aspects of Artificial Intelligence and ethics.
- How can we bring information about this facial recognition and other biometric technology into our communities?
- How can librarians get involved in efforts to control the use of these technologies?
- How are we (LFI) going to organize to get ALA to take a stand against facial recognition?
AI Now Report 2018 (quite long, FYI) https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2018_Report.pdf
NYT report on bias in facial recognition: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/technology/amazon-facial-technology-study.html
Some info on the ACLU coalition working on municipal bans: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/the-privacy-risks-of-unchecked-facial-recognition-technology/
More on the ACLU coalition: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/jan/17/ACLU-facial-recognition/
San Francisco bans facial recognition: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/facial-recognition-ban-san-francisco.html
BTW, I mentioned this already, but Library Freedom Project is part of that anti-facial recognition coalition!!! So that means you’re all in it too. Welcome.
If you shared links in the chat, please share them here too!
I am emailing Kade now to get the language to share with our city council people. I think we can probably use some of that language for crafting a demand to ALA as well.
I’m going to make another thread for talking about book display ideas.
Lastly, here is a link to Kade’s talk on CCTV for last year’s LFI: https://vimeo.com/276286612