Reside Nation’s funding final yr in Blink Id, a tech firm specializing in facial recognition, has spawned a brand new marketing campaign in opposition to using facial recognition tech at festivals and concert events. It was began by digital rights group Combat For The Future, and already has assist from artists resembling Tom Morello, The Glitch Mob, and extra.
“Music followers ought to really feel protected and revered at festivals and exhibits, not subjected to invasive biometric surveillance,” reads an Instagram publish from Combat For The Future.
Shield the privateness of followers at dwell exhibits. Ban facial recognition expertise at festivals and concert events ⚠️ https://t.co/6aVfjuRjLb https://t.co/lMDsr99DSM
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) September 9, 2019
I don’t need Huge Brother at my exhibits concentrating on followers for harassment, deportation, or arrest. That’s why I’m becoming a member of this marketing campaign calling on @Ticketmaster and others to not use #facialrecognition at festivals and concert events. https://t.co/i3a9oPIa5C
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) September 9, 2019
Theoretically, facial recognition expertise can be utilized for a lot of good and helpful causes. This might vary from figuring out stalkers, as was used at a Taylor Swift live performance on the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles final yr, to pairing your face along with your ticket, decreasing the time you wait in line to get in.
Writes MusicTech, “Nevertheless, Combat For The Future claims that this expertise ‘places undocumented followers, followers of shade, trans followers, and followers with felony information susceptible to being unjustly detained, harassed, or judged.’ It cites a Vice report that reveals comparable tech utilized by Amazon incorrectly recognized one in 5 lawmakers in California as criminals. The truth is, the racial bias embedded in lots of facial recognition techniques is dramatic, with almost 40 per cent of the false matches made by Amazon’s system involving individuals of color.”
The expertise will at all times have the potential for abuse, so it’s not as a lot about ready for regulation or a “accountable hand” to take over. Learn extra at banfacialrecognition.com.