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Advanced Evidence Spring 2023 (4 credit)

The Racist History Behind Facial Recognition

Sahil Chinoy, The New York Times (July 10, 2019)

Use the link here to access to the online article with photos - the visuals add a lot to the article. The text of the article is below.

This article describes how facial recognition technology "echo the same biological essentialism behind physiognomy" - that is, the "science" we examined on the first day of class when we cosnidered the "evidence" that the shape of a person's head and features could provide information about their character.