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Clearview: scraping the barrel

IMAGE: A woman’s portrait measured with face recognition software in a spiral with many other portraits
IMAGE: Gerd Altmann — Pixabay

Clearview AI is a US facial recognition company, which since its founding in 2017 has spent its time scraping a multitude of services on the web to find photographs of people along with their name or some detail of their identity, using them to create a huge database of more than twenty billion likenesses. If you can find a photograph of yourself on the web accompanied by your name, you are more than likely in the Clearview database




On the effects of technology and innovation on people, companies and society (writing in Spanish at enriquedans.com since 2003)

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Enrique Dans

Enrique Dans

Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger at enriquedans.com

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