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The Racist History Behind Facial Recognition : we cannot predict people's character from their appearance

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'ICE used facial recognition on millions of driver’s license photographs without the license-holders’ knowledge, the latest revelation about governments employing the technology in ways that threaten civil liberties.'New applications of facial recognition — not just in academic research, but also in commercial products that try to guess emotions from facial expressions — echo the same theory behind discredited pseudosciences of physiognomy&  phrenology, which purport to use facial structure and head shape to assess character and mental capacity. A pparently, we still haven’t learned that faces do not contain some deeper truth about the people they belong to.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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