Facial Recognition for Safety: Where Do We Draw the Line?
Freedom vs. safety. Both are conditions typically sought after by humans, yet we often find that they are at odds with another. With every bit of safety gained, we usually lose an equal amount of freedom, and vice versa. Finding a perfect balance between the two has been a longstanding struggle in human civilizations, and one that seems has not yet been resolved. This conflict has only been amplified with the recent explosion in technological progress, with modern smartphones being able to record and track your every location, call and text conversation. Governments have been able to use this technology to track down criminals and help keep us 'safe', but now it is harder than ever to stay off the grid. Now AI seem to be testing the boundaries further than ever before. Image Source Just recently, London's Metropolitan Police Force (Met) has officially rolled out their live facial recognition system across London. This came after a multi-year trial period in Sout