In Machines We Trust

MIT Technology Review

The use of facial recognition by police has come under a lot of scrutiny. In part three of our four-part series on face ID, host Jennifer Strong takes you to Sin City, which actually has one of America’s most buttoned-up policies on when cops can capture your likeness. She also finds out why celebrities like Woody Harrelson are playing a starring role in conversations about this technology.

We meet:

Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

Phil Mayor, ACLU Michigan

Captain Dori Koren, Las Vegas Police

Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar, Miami Police


This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Tate Ryan-Mosley and Emma Cillekens. We had help from Benji Rosen and Karen Hao. We’re edited by Michael Reilly and Gideon Lichfield. Our technical director is Jacob Gorski.

Check it out here