How You May Appear To Facial Recognition Software, With A Little Help From Facebook

What happens when you reverse-engineer surveillance face recognition algorithms and then feed the data into Facebook’s face-detection software?

Sterling Crispin does just that to create his “Data Masks” collection — an eerie set of “mutated” faces that seem to exist only in your worst nightmares.

He does not claim that is how facial recognition software actually “sees” us since each of his data mask merges data sets from different actual faces.

I guess the data masks might be recognized as valid human faces by Facebook’s face-detection software? Creepy.

[M]y goal is to show the machine what it’s looking for, to hold a mirror up to the all-seeing eye of the digital-panopticon we live in and let it stare back into its own mind.

Read the whole article at Matter

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