Should we ban Facial Recognition Software?
Perhaps, the benefits do outweigh the risks.
Although facial recognition has exciting applications, it does have a very apparent downside. For example, a ‘minority report’ style of policing. Or tracking governments or corporations. These are not outcomes people would like to see. When these governments and corporations can find every aspect of our lives is inside of various connected databases, things get worrisome.
But can this bell be unrung by banning the technology? We don’t know, but it is a good idea to understand the multiple viewpoints.
This opinion piece from the NY Times might help you to form your own.