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When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face

With face-reading software, a computer’s webcam might spot the confused expression of an online student and provide extra tutoring. Or computer-based games with built-in cameras could register how people are reacting to each move in the game and ramp up the pace if they seem bored.

But the rapidly developing technology is far from infallible, and it raises many questions about privacy and surveillance.

Full Story: NYT

Posted at 9:19pm.

When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face



With face-reading software, a computer’s webcam might spot the confused expression of an online student and provide extra tutoring. Or computer-based games with built-in cameras could register how people are reacting to each move in the game and ramp up the pace if they seem bored.
But the rapidly developing technology is far from infallible, and it raises many questions about privacy and surveillance.


Full Story: NYT
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