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The Division of Emerging Media Studies is holding

FACE-OFF: FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES AND HUMANITY IN AN ERA OF BIG DATA

conference on April 18, 2018 at Boston University. As facial recognition technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the presence of such devices proves ubiquitous in both public and private spheres, it is critical for researchers to examine the potential effects on both individuals and society as a whole.

This conference brings together diverse perspectives from social scientists, philosophers, policy-makers, and computer scientists to explore the social, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of this new technological terrain. This unique collection of voices intends to illuminate the various and often competing dimensions of a challenging, complex area of research. Ultimately, it hopes to trace out the implications for society, and the choices that we must collectively and individually make.

For more information about this event, please visit our conference website.

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