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With Anne Griffin (Lead Product Mgr, OpenLaw).
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM   Absolutely Free
WeWork, 25 Broadway, 9th Fl

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Surveillance State: the Promise & Perils of Facial Recognition Technology (a lunchtime round tablediscussion, bring your own brown bag lunch)
a TECH 2025 "Dirty Ethics" event series
Guest Moderator:Anne T. Griffin, Lead Product Manager (OpenLaw)
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About this Session
The promise of facial technology that we've all seen in scifi tv shows & movies is here! The big question is:Are we ready for it?Join us for an informal, round-table discussion with guest expert Anne T. Griffin.Bring your own brown bag lunch (we'll bring sweet treats!).
This is opening the door to an extraordinarily more intrusive & granular level of government control... it can literally extend to a vast number of controls in other parts of our lives. --Edward Hasbrouck,Identity Project.
Recently,presidentialexecutive orderwas issued in 2017 expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing US borders,stipulatingfacial recognition identification for 100 percent of all international passengers, including American citizens, in the top 20 US airports by 2021.Big tech companies are feeling the backlash of selling facial tech to the government & local police whilestartups are starting to debatethe ethics of the tech. And right here in NYC, landlords of rent stabilized apartment buildings that are implementing facial recognition technologies arefeeling the backlashfrom tenants. What are the potential ethical & privacy violations? Should this new technology be regulated and, if so, by who? This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch) roundtable discussion, beverages & sweet treats will be served.

AboutAnne T. Griffin

Anne is a human & product manager, in that order, who studied engineering at the University of Michigan. She is passionate about the human aspects of technology & building machine learning & AI products rooted in the realities of the human experience. She is also an Emerging Tech Correspondent for Tech2025, a platform & community for learning about, & discussing emerging technologies such as AI. Empathy at a product level & a cultural level is a key value. Her current focus is to explore what "fairness" means at a product level & how teams can integrate empathy & awareness of the impact of bias into the creative & development process. She has worked with major companies such as Microsoft, Mercedes-Benz, American Express, Comcast, & Colgate-Palmolive.LinkedIn: /Twitter:@annetgriffin
About Dirty Ethics
Dirty Ethicsisour new Spring/Summer event series, where people can participate inbreakfast or lunchtime informal conversationgroups, moderated by ethics experts, on the most pressing & messiest ethical issues that we as a society are grappling with implementing emerging technologies that will completely reorder or world & redefine our reality (especiallyAI).
Experts across the board agree that these issues are so complicated, & unprecedented (like algorithmic bias & fairness), that we should all be having these discussions far more frequently (in as many diverse settings as possible). We couldn't agree more!
The goal ofDirty Ethicsis to bring you substantive & information discussions about these thorny ethics issues, in a light, engaging way, over a meal, with various expertsyou can ask questions of & engage with (while meeting new people who are also interested in same topics as you).Guest moderators will guide the live discussion & the Q&A with guest expert speakers who will join via live video conference, when we have them.
Conversation groups will be small (no more than 20 people). Drop by in the morning & grab a cup of coffeeand a bagel, or during lunch (bring your own brown bag lunch!) for an insightful & enlightening discussion & networking.
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