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Camera, Lenses & the Eye lesson – submitted by Stella Kim, TDSB

The lesson plan attached incorporates the issue of racist policing again Black and indigenous citizens and the use of body cameras as well as fighting bias in facial recognition software.  

Here is an excerpt:
It features Joy Buolamwini, a Canadian born American-Ghanian computer scientist and digital activist based at MIT.
Understanding lenses and how the human eye works has led to research on developments such as the bionic eye and facial recognition software.
Facial recognition software is used on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook to help tag people in photos. It is also used by police. Click the video link below to hear an explanation of facial recognition, how it’s used and its limitations. It features Joy Buolamwini, a Canadian born American-Ghanian computer scientist and digital activist based at MIT.

 The (re-)awakening around racial inequity has recently led big tech companies such as Amazon, IBM and now Microsoft to halt conducting face scans for police in the US as of June 2020.

 

Camera Lenses and the Eye      by Stella Kim       Complete lesson download

Thanks for sharing this excellent resource Stella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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