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Facial Recognition – Pros & Cons

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Salon Number 10

10 Arbuthnot Road

Hong Kong, HKI

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How should society weigh the pros and cons of facial recognition technology and its application?

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Critics say facial-recognition cameras and automatic license-plate readers can gather images constantly and store them indefinitely, making surveillance cheap and invisible. What this type of technology may imperil is the space for disobedience built into any humane system of laws. Some may shrug, believing that since their phones already track them, and their social-media accounts provide a record of their preferences, travel, and in many cases political beliefs, one more incursion on their privacy does not amount to much. Many already accept lots of surveillance like being monitored by CCTV cameras in shops, hotel lobbies and office floors. How should society weigh the pros and cons of facial recognition technology and its application?

Join upcoming event by The Economic Club of Hong Kong themed "Facial recognition – what’s more important convenience and safety or privacy and liberty", which will be held on Tue, Oct 8th from 19:15 to 20:45 at Salon 10 (Arbuthnot Rd, 10).

This is a non-speaker event. Please read the following articles before attending the meeting.

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Fee: It's free to attend, but we would buy a drink as a courtesy to the venue.

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The host will welcome you at the venue and start with introduction about the community and the topic of choice. Depending on how many people will attend, we split into sub-groups of 4-5 people for more detailed discussions. Within subgroup we will introduce ourselves (name, profession, hobby and fun-fact) and begin a free-flowing discussion on the theme. That's why it is important to prepare and read suggested materials prior the meeting. Questions, new paths for discussion, personal experience, and opinions are highly encouraged. We conclude the event with everyone sharing their takeaways on the subject.

The Economic Club of Hong Kong is a community of intellectually curious people. Events are organized by a group of passionate volunteers.

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