Photography and image-making technology is reaching out in many new directions at once and at speed. Digital cameras no longer just provide easier ways to make traditional photos. Chris and Ade investigate emerging and future tech that will help us all make new and exciting photographs and images. Cameras, devices, software, hardware - we aim to cover all angles in the pursuit of The Future of Photography.

146 False Positives

02 . 09 . 2020


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With all the facial image recognition now around, a real problem is false positives. False ID, false gender recognition, poor performance for people of colour - there are many problems. Inspired by a slightly humorous occurrence, we discuss some serious societal issues and one fascinating instance of someone actually doing something to improve the situation. CAVEAT: this conversation is clearly the tip of an iceberg, we have not attempted an exhaustive coverage so please join in the conversation to help us further it. Links from the conversation: San Francisco recently banned facial recognition technology, Even in photocopying it can go wrong as Xerox found out to its cost, AI, Ain’t I a Woman? Joy Buolamwinithe algorithmic justice league. Picks of the week: Remembering Russell A. Kirsch, Pencil not Watch, Photorealistic Roman Emperors, Banana art.

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