In TV crime shows, police agents often secretly use fancy facial-recognition software while hiding in black vans and hunting for their suspects. You might wonder whether the police apply facial-recognition software in real life as well. In this eye-opening article in Nature, you will be surprised by how often this relatively new software intervenes in people’s day-to-day lives. The article will engage you if you want to learn more about how this technology works – and think about the difficult ethical questions its application raises.
About the Authors
Davide Castelvecchi is a senior reporter at Nature in London. Antoaneta Roussi is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Richard Van Noorden is a features editor at Nature Research.
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