Facial Recognition is the Future

HOW FACIAL RECOGNITION WORKS

FACIAL RECOGNITION APPLICATIONS

  • Using unique patient photos in lieu of passwords and usernames to secure patient data
  • Identifying people posing as patients in order to access treatments and other medication
  • Traffic pattern analysis to help health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient treatment facilities locate patients without the need for tracking devices

TROUBLING USES OF FACIAL RECOGNITION

BRINGING IT BACK HOME — IS THERE ROOM FOR REGULATION?

  • Portland, Oregon plans to ban facial recognition’s use for both the government and private businesses in the city — which would make its ban the most restrictive one in the U.S.
  • San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California and Somerville, Massachusetts have already banned the use of facial recognition by their city government agencies.

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