Your Guide to Facial Recognition Technology in Healthcare

Facial recognition technology is upon us; phones and computers can now be unlocked with your specific facial structure using this gimmick, but it can also scarily be used to identify you from security cameras which are increasingly becoming omnipresent. As a matter of fact, Australian governments have been actively pushing for the implementation of this technology with what The Guardian calls “creative reasons” such as public transport payment and government rebates. But what about the implications of this technology in healthcare? From better diagnosis of rare conditions to ethnic discrimination, will it revolutionize the healthcare system or be the harbinger of a Black Mirror-worthy reality? We’ll analyze these questions and more in this article as we guide you through the basics of this hot technology and its potential implications and ethical challenges lying ahead. Source: https://www.cpomagazine.com/ What the FRT?! FRT, short for facial recognition technology, is a method used to identify a person based on their specific facial features like bone structure and skin texture. Its functional algorithm relies on existing databases which it dives into to compare those features in order to output a result.  Such software has been in use to identify law offenders or to visualize how missing children might look like as adults but not really in the healthcare sector, that is until recently. This is because with time FRT became more sop...
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