Adam Harvey:'Deep Facial Recognition Query' - Thursday, 26 October, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
What's a photo? And what's a face? Both are foundational terms for facial recognition systems, yet there is no clear understanding of either. This talk will discuss recent developments in biometric technologies and why facial recognition has become an entry-level term for increasingly aggressive biometric acquisition technologies. Now, with as little as 1% of one Instagram photo, it's possible to infer someone's race, gender, age, identity, emotion, intelligence, criminality, sociability and a growing list of other metadata. The talk will also present MegaPixels, Harvey's installation at The Glass Room, which explores the shadowy role we, as technology users, have come to play in training these systems.
Adam Harvey is an artist and researcher based in Berlin exploring the societal impacts of networked data analysis technologies with a focus on computer vision, digital imaging technologies and counter surveillance. His work MegaPixels, on view in The Glass Room, invites viewers to query their own face and find their visual doppelgänger among the thousands of images in facial-recognition training datasets.