DEEP FACE - IIeme Visage -
When you see a camera, you feel as if you are receiving a gaze. This corresponds with emotion: people get nervous, confident, or sometimes angry. Imagine if the camera could get to know you. And that is exactly what it is to have a surveillance camera with facial recognition. The system works as you appear inside of the frame. The computer reads the pixels to locate contrast in your face and applies a mesh with an algorithm. With this information, it can identify you based on a database. In some countries, the government sets up millions of surveillance cameras with this AI. Now they can identify you as you walk on a street, and possibly read you based on how you walk, how your face looks, and how you act. Governments set them up for safety, but some media have criticized that it is causing citizens to have less freedom of privacy. This AI is not only for surveillance cameras, but it is also applied to apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. The purpose of AI in the apps is to apply the filters on a face when the users are taking selfies. It is a common phenomenon in our generation, as people use filters casually when they take selfies. However, it is possible to apply a face filter on the surveillance camera’s screen, and IIeme visage visualizes this theory.