Irish Conference warned of dangers of facial recognition technology

Ireland should introduce stricter protections to save people from the “depredations” of facial recognition technology, a conference in Dublin has heard.

The unprecedented extent of mass surveillance and the growing autonomy of artificial intelligence from human oversight, are creating new legal challenges for society, Dr John Danaher of NUI Galway told a conference organised by the Law Reform Commission.

Because of new technologies, “we are all monitored and recorded every minute of every day of our lives,” he said, and this was putting pressure on the concept of privacy.