The creeping threat of facial recognition

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"[T]here's a fundamental flaw in our justification for these technologies," Accenture's Responsible AI Lead Rumman Chowdhury wrote on Twitter last month, referring to the San Francisco proposal. "Do we live in a sufficiently dangerous state that we need this? Is punitive surveillance how we achieve a healthy and secure society (it is not)?" My question about any new technology that is being rapidly adopted--AR, VR, big data, machine learning, whatever--is always "why?" Why do businesses or governments want face recognition? "'We' aren't justifying these technologies," I replied.