Kashmir Hill takes us on a look at Clearview AI’s founding and where it currently sits with it’s facial recognition technology. Is it a good thing to give up privacy to catch child abusers, which actually happened during the course of research for this book, or should we combat this so we don’t loose privacy? What about the jealous ex that can track you down with a photo even after you’ve moved, or the stalker that can get the background out of a photo and find where you are.
I found the book to be well written, and asked a bunch of hard questions about privacy vs reducing criminality in society. All countries certainly need strong laws about using facial recognition, but the cat is out of the bag because anyone can cobble together the technology with off the shelf computing power.
-  This is a feature that is being worked on by Clearview AI by the end of the book.