For remote or local facial recognition, the ethical issues are not the same

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Identifying a face in a crowd raises serious questions about individual freedoms. But there are many other uses for facial recognition, including local identity validation. These uses are likely to develop but raise other ethical questions.

By Winston Maxwell and David Bounie, Télécom Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. © Édition Multimedi@

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