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John Oliver gets Serious about Facial Recognition

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As always, he is John Oliver, irresistible, full of unexpected twists and turns, making you laugh despite yourself. In this video, he paints a vivid picture of the loss of privacy we will experience in a dystopian future that has already arrived. Clearview AI is a company that has downloaded and catalogued every photo on Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos, and offers search services to any law enforcement official and several corporate giants interested in private security. I don't know if it's more frightening that they have a high rate of mis-identification rate, or that they are sometimes eerily accurate.  

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