FRANCE 24 wins FIGRA prize for AI facial recognition documentary | EUROtoday

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FRANCE 24 has received the human rights prize at France’s worldwide competition for present affairs reporting and social documentaries (FIGRA) for an in-depth have a look at tech firm Clearview AI’s efforts to determine and log the faces of each single individual on the planet. FRANCE 24 additionally acquired particular point out for a documentary on Ukrainian resistance fighters.

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FRANCE 24 reporters Roméo Langlois and Jessica Le Masurier have been awarded FIGRA’s human rights prize for the 57-minute-long “Your face is ours: The dangers of facial recognition software” documentary on June 1. The documentary, produced in collaboration with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism and filmed on three continents, seems to be at how Clearview AI is amassing an enormous database of particular person human faces. In all, Clearview AI plans to gather some 100 billion pictures in its database – 14 for each individual on the planet.

Although the corporate claims the database will function a drive for good, figuring out spies and criminals, it might probably even be used for mass surveillance and profiling ought to it fall into the mistaken palms.

FRANCE 24’s Gwendoline Debono additionally acquired a FIGRA particular point out for her 35-minute-long documentary “Ukraine’s shadow soldiers: Meeting resistance fighters in Kherson region”. In a co-production with French broadcaster Arte, Debono went to fulfill extraordinary Ukrainian residents within the southern Kherson area who helped to liberate town of Kherson from Russian management by means of their clandestine actions.

More than 70 documentaries competed within the thirty first version of the week-long FIGRA worldwide competition held in Douai in northern France which ended on Sunday.