Facial recognitions rapid adoption exposes alarming pitfalls

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  • Others are holding fast.What they're saying: Some critics point to the Madison Square Garden encounter as an example of overreach on the part of private companies.What we're watching: Several federal lawmakers have introduced bills meant to curtail the use of facial recognition tech nationwide.
  • The proposals have yet to advance.What's next: On a technological level, facial recognition tech will only keep improving — University of Georgia researchers are working on a system that works based solely on the shape of people's ears.
The breakneck development and deployment of facial recognition technology are outstripping efforts to corral alarming pitfalls.Why it matters Police, retail stores, airports and sports arenas are [+3313 chars]