Automated Facial Recognition: What Govt Wants & The Dangers of it
Most of us missed a small advertisement that the National Crime Records Bureau put out calling for applicants to bid for the implementation of a nationwide Automated Facial Recognition System.
Fair enough, it came out the same day as the Union Budget was presented, but irrespective of how tiny and unflattering the advertisement was, its implication are wide and severe.
It's not an unimaginable technology these days. Some of us even unlock our phones using this tech. So simply put, it's a way of recognising people by using computers to scan their faces. So why does the NCRB want it? How does it want to use it and what are the concerns? Tune in to episode 222 of The Big Story podcast for more!