Make It in Brooklyn Meetup: The Promise and Dangers of Facial Recognition

The NYPD is already using facial recognition software to aid its investigations, Taylor Swift uses it at her concerts to check for stalkers, and New York state schools are considering using it as a tool to protect against school shootings. What other applications will facial recognition allow? And what will the social ramifications be when your physical identity is public property?

We’ll dive into the issue with a panel of experts, each of whom brings a distinctly different viewpoint. On the panel will be:

  • Jonathan Stribling-Uss, technologist fellow, New York Civil Liberties Union (ACLU of NY)
  • Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox, NYPD Detective Bureau
  • Nasir Memon, professor of computer science, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Noah Levenson, technologist and artist, Mozilla Foundation

This will be a half-hour long discussion and Q&A, leaving plenty of time to enjoy some food and drinks, and to meet some fascinating people in Brooklyn. Tickets are $5 and include food and drink, though there are still a few early bird free tickets left, so get those while you can!

With many thanks to our Keystone Sponsor: NYU Tandon School of Engineering.