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The Oxford Internet Institute is excited to welcome Giles Bergel from Oxford University for the OxDeg talk "Face values in computer vision: research goals, ethical issues and technical limitations in facial recognition"


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Facial recognition has made fundamental advances in recent years, but popular understanding of its capabilities lags behind the state of the art. While researchers have begun to make use of it in areas as diverse as anthropology and art history, there are few guidelines on the ethics of facial recognition in either research or the public sphere, nor is there a general understanding of what it can achieve. This paper will outline some of the uses and misuses of computer vision in current and recent practice.


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About the Speaker

Giles Bergel is Digital Humanities Research Officer in the Visual Geometry Group in the Department of Engineering Science, where he supports the application of computer vision technology to humanities datasets and digital cultural heritage collections


About the Series

This seminar series, created by the Oxford Digital Ethnography Group, gathers leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on how ethnography is adapting to the study of heavily-mediated worlds. The overarching theme is digital ethnography, broadly conceived. The group aims to extend inter-disciplinary academic research and collaboration among scholars at Oxford University interested in understanding rich, qualitative approaches to researching behaviour online. It will encompass a variety of research interests within this field, including digital visual anthropology as well as a variety of qualitative, ethnographic methodologies appropriate to the study of the digital environment.

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