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Author Gates, Kelly A

Title Our Biometric Future : Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance
Published New York : NYU Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Series Critical Cultural Communication
Critical cultural communication.
Contents Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Experimenting with the Face; 1 Facial Recognition Technology from the Lab to the Marketplace; 2 Police Power and the Smart Cctv Experiment; 3 Finding the Face of Terror in Data; 4 Inventing the Security-Conscious, Tech-Savvy Citizen; 5 Automated Facial Expression Analysis and the Mobilization of Affect; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author
Summary Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to "see" the human face-to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another?commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for "smart" surveillance-systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Biometric identification.
Face -- Identification.
Facial expression.
Security systems -- Ethics.
Social environment
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814733035