Taylor Swift used facial recognition software in order to identify her numerous stalkers at her concert at the Rose Bowl in May.
A special kiosk was set up at the event, where concert attendees could view clips from the rehearsal. As people viewed the clips, the software would kick in and send data to the main office in Nashville to cross-verify with pictures of Swift’s hundreds of known stalkers.
However, the information has caused quite a controversy, with an advocate for Human Rights Watch, Sarah St. Vincent, speaking to Slate magazine about the ethical dilemma this intervention presents.
“If this company is learning that this person is attending a Taylor Swift concert and maybe stood next to certain other people or went to the bar to get a drink or engaged in other things, that’s data that’s valuable for them to sell,” she said.
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