Comment: Technology worship leads to the proliferation of face recognition, so firewall mechanism should be established


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Original title: “technology worship” leads to the proliferation of face recognition, so firewall mechanism must be established
Recently, a series of events have aroused widespread public concern about the abuse of face recognition technology. With the continuous development of artificial intelligence technology, face recognition is widely used in security, payment and other daily life scenes, but this life changing technology is currently in dispute. In this regard, the new Beijing think tank organized a seminar on “face recognition can not be abused” and invited a number of legal scholars and professionals to conduct in-depth discussions.
Xinjing think tank: according to our survey, many people are more vigilant about the use of face recognition, and prefer to enter passwords or fingerprints and other verification methods. Why does face recognition technology abuse? What is the root cause?
Face recognition may induce intelligent bureaucracy
Liu Xingliang: I’m a technologist. When face recognition first came out, I felt cool. In the station, the airport brush face through, very fast. But now more and more places and scenes are abusing face recognition. This is because face recognition is too convenient, and the accuracy is getting higher and higher. Many places need to verify identity, such as residential access control, work attendance and so on, need face recognition. Some are for management convenience, others are for commercial use.
Face recognition is a good technology, but it can be used in a variety of application scenarios without any restriction, which is “convenient and easy”, regardless of the potential risks for efficiency. It can be said that the blind worship and optimism of technology lead to the widespread use of face recognition technology.
Duan Weiwen: for the sake of efficiency, enterprises or management departments have deployed face recognition. But this is only the superficial reason. At a deeper level, there are other factors. For example, face recognition technology is very convenient to use, but it may induce a sense of bureaucracy, which can be called mechanical or intelligent bureaucracy.
Now many cities rely on Intelligent Monitoring Technology for urban governance. If more and more people live in the intelligent monitoring environment, it means that a new type of social contract is needed, but people have not thought about it clearly. In the past, technological governance was usually called technocracy or technocracy, which was discussed as a derogatory term, but now it is more positive and lacks necessary reflection.
Using face recognition must meet the necessary conditions
Xue Jun: face information and other biometric information have features that are impossible or unlikely to be changed for life. The public is worried about face recognition, mainly because the public is worried that their face information will lose control in the process of being collected and used, especially that it may be collected by others unconsciously. This is a big difference between face information and other biometric information such as fingerprint.
Because face recognition technology is efficient and convenient, as long as the face can be close to the past, it is easy to motivate people to use this technology. However, the convenience brought by technology should be considered comprehensively with its hidden dangers and risks. In many face brushing scenarios, the relevant operating units do not have the professional ability to establish the data background, so they can only connect to other storage websites or third-party companies to complete the face brushing authentication. Whether such an organization can ensure information security, and whether it will lead to leakage, are issues that we are particularly worried about.
Therefore, if we must use face recognition for identity verification, then we must meet the necessary conditions. For example, it is reasonable to use face recognition when it is necessary to absolutely eliminate Impostors in highly confidential and important occasions. However, the necessity of using face recognition is not proportional to the possible risks when entering one’s own community or other business places. Legally speaking, in the future, it may be necessary to provide a selective mechanism, so that people can choose not to use face recognition method for authentication.
It is very important to establish a firewall to separate data acquisition and processing
Zhu Wei: why is face recognition so controversial? It’s because face is a key, which is related to our identity information. If combined with other behavior trajectory, IP address and other information, we can mine a lot of personal information and apply it to many business scenarios.
Face recognition is the trend and development direction. It can solve many problems that can’t be solved in other ways. For example, online games require children not to play, but if there is no face recognition, many children will use their parents’ account password to log in.
The most important thing of face recognition is recognition. That means it’s tied to the privacy of the individual. Privacy is an absolute right. There is such a case abroad. A Swedish high school recognized the face of a student without the consent of the student and his parents. As a result, it was fined by the Swedish government.
So I would like to make two suggestions. One is to have a firewall. The collector is the collector and the processor is the processor. They should be separated. At present, this mechanism has not yet been established, and whoever collects it belongs to whom.
Second, let users have the right to make their own decisions. I agree with face recognition in zoos, children’s parks and other places. Because of face recognition, it can ensure the public safety of these places. But if someone doesn’t accept face recognition, it can be identified by ID card and other artificial means. This decision should be left to the consumer himself.
Beijing News reporter: Ke Rui proofread by: Yang Xuli