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James Hendler

James Hendler is a professor of computer, web and cognitive sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Feds are increasing use of facial recognition systems – despite calls for a moratorium

Until facial recognition technologies are better understood, their use in consequential applications should be halted until they can be properly regulated.

As governments adopt artificial intelligence, there's little oversight and lots of danger

Although AI offers great potential for improving government services, the dangers of abuse, misuse and bias -- whether intentional or not -- have the potential to work against the very principles democracies have been built upon.