Konstantin Postumitenko @ stock.adobe.com
Software that employs machine vision to identify a human's identity by mapping unique facial traits and expressions. Detection first occurs using the Viola-Jones Algorithm or a variant, which continuously scans the image looking for areas of contrast that are specific to human faces: nose bridges are lighter than the sides, and eye-sockets are darker than the forehead, for instance. Then, to locate facial features, it uses an active human-trained statistical model, which has learned the borders of facial features and applies that to scan to recognize a user's face. This can be used as a biometric identifier for certain areas or services or to identify suspects quickly.
It might help enforce discriminatory laws and legal practices.
Could be used to blackmail innocent individuals because of their family's background.
Might be extremely dangerous to LGBTQI+ community due to data sensitivity.
Implement forms of monitoring and evaluation to ensure the safety and autonomy in the private sphere of women-identified, girls, non-binary, and transgender individuals.
For transitioning individuals, this helps them erase their past online presence.
Can improve access to goods and services for women without the possession of legal documents.
It might help family reunification at critical times.