AI & Facial Recognition
Further understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) bias, facial recognition technology, deepfakes, uses against and benefits for LGBTQ+ communities.
While AI is popularly referenced in terms of Machine Learning, AI actually encompasses a wide variety of technologies. The Spectrum of Artificial Intelligence published by our partners at The Future of Privacy Forum is an excellent resource that details the different types and uses of AI, their relation to one another, and the ways in which AI exists within the timeline of human knowledge and development.
This paper aims to assist the development of any of these approaches by making clear some of the terms, relationships, and functions of AI, and how they might be
impacted by differing restrictions. Any regulatory efforts should be made with the best understanding of how
different systems, use cases, applications, and ultimately
individuals, will be affected.
technology capable of matching a subject's face from an image or video against a database of images of faces
technology that can identify human faces in digital images, commonly used in many applications, is part of facial recognition technology but isn't necessarily the same
technology that conceals or removes identifying information in images or videos in order to prevent the disclosure or use of data by facial recognition technology
“The accuracy of facial recognition technology is very much in question especially when it comes to identifying trans and non-binary individuals where the identification error rates are staggeringly high. Facial recognition technology disparately impacts minority communities such as the LGBTQ+ community and its use by law enforcement and other federal agencies must be halted until the civil rights, privacy and bias issues triggered by this technology have been adequately addressed and regulated. Congress should act quickly to address these issues.” -Carlos Gutierrez, LGBT Tech
LGBT Tech Supports Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act
Check out NTIA's Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use
Where facial recognition technology is used on a physical premises that a covered entity controls, such entity is encouraged to provide concise notice to consumers that facial recognition technology is present, and, if contextually appropriate, where consumers can find more information about the covered entity’s use of facial recognition technology.
Covered entities that use facial recognition technologies to determine an individual’s identity are encouraged to provide the individual the opportunity to control the sharing of their facial template data with an unaffiliated third party that does not already have this information
LGBTQ+ and Blockchain: Community-Powered Tech and Tech-Powered Community
Chris Wood, Executive Director & Co-Founder of LGBT Tech joins Cointelegraph Talks to discuss the use of blockchain and emergent technology, including AI and facial recognition software, and their impact on the LGBTQ+ community