Explain to me how automated facial recognition is more effective to a dictatorial regime than simply recognizing faces the old fashioned way as you are rounding up people on the street?
Computerisation of many endevours has resulted in greater efficiences, increased effecitiveness, reduced numbers of person needed....otherwise no one would computerise, and you would be out of a job. The benefits of it are the sole reason you are employed in the area...but you want to pretend that it creates greater efficiences and increased effectiveness in every other endeavour (where it is used) bar surveillance, which of course, is absolute nonsense, and you know it.
But to humour you, below are the benefits, and those benefits will only improve with time....There are likely Tens of thousands (and I use this number to not cause arguments) of CCTV camera's accross the US. Numbers of such are climibing every year, in every advanced country, coupled with facial recognition systems (that are also improving each year), and:
- facial recognition is able to recognise the one person on any of those cameras in any of those cities, wanted from any other city in the country. If this doesn't exist exactly now, you know it will exist eventually. Most law enforcement only now their local criminals. And none of them know faces into the thousands. Again, this is something no one person is campable of
- Facial recognition can recognise every single person who's face shows on a CCTV camera who is in the data base. No person on earth is capable of doing that. In a place like NYC, even 100 officers watching a single screen are unlikely to be able to do this given the numbers of people they deal with.
- facial recognition systems can generate hundreds of alerts simulatneously. No one person on earth is capable of this. I use 'hundreds' so as to not cause arguments - the ceiling is likely much, much higher.
- facial recognition systems can provide locations for all those people at once. No one person can do this. You would need an person watching and reporting on location for each wanted person.
- facial recognition systems can follow hundreds of people at once from CCTV camera to CCTV camera. No one person is capable of this. The greater the numbers of wanted persons being followed, the greater the number of personnel needed. I use 'hundreds' so as to not cause arguments.
- Facial recognition systems can provide images of what each of those 100+ persons are wearing (same avoid argument numbers). The more automated the process becomes, the more automated will the images be received by enforcement personnel in the field.
- Facial recognition, despite all your objections, acts as extra eye out there, that the authority/organisation/government otherwise doesn't have
- and on the enforcement personnel side, once body worn cameras with facial recognition exist, with the ability to create alerts, even the most unskilled enforcement personnel will be able to identify every wanted person they walk past (and most only know 10's to hundreds, while facial recognition will capture ALL wanted persons on the CCTV screen).
And this is just CCTV/Facial recognition and nothing else on my list. But, again - you KNOW the above...but pretend it is not so...same of the rest of my list. You KNOW the benefits of how they function individually, and you KNOW the benefits of them becoming integrated (because again, you work in AI)...but you pretend there are no massive efficiencies to be gained over just using personnel.