• Homeland security: facial recognition in machines and crows

    13 days ago - By Open Space

    Last October, I found myself at the Atlanta airport on the way out of the country for a conference. A Delta employee at the gate announced with surprising nonchalance that today they would be using facial recognition for the boarding process; she motioned toward an eye-level, oddly rounded screen atop of a gray plastic base. It looked more like something from a doctor's office than an episode of Black Mirror. Next to it, a Delta sign read “ONE LOOK AND YOU'RE ON,” which, like the airline employee's cheerful tone, framed this experience as a newfangled convenience.
    Though no one protested...
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