David Guy Brizan, Ph.D., July 3 2020

How to fix facial recognition (and why I won’t)

There are many mantras among computer scientists. For example, “eat your own dog food” — meaning you must be the best consumer of your own products. Despite being in the military, Grace Hopper is famous for saying “it is easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission.” My north star quote has often been “garbage in, garbage out.” It means that a system is only as good as the data put into it. This is essentially the common problem among all facial recognition systems. The obvious technical fix — improving the input data — is not trivial. However, it is possible.

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