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Are You Feeding a Powerful Facial Recognition Algorithm?

Clip: Season 48 | 6m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

Facial recognition technology has great potential to help law enforcement identify suspects. But collecting and storing data from online photos has raised concern among critics.

Aired: 04/30/21

Rating: NR

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