Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

When the Dean called students into a meeting when none of them even knew who each other was, they realized something was amiss. "None of us knew each other; we all had masks on the whole time." A year's worth of investigation later, student journalists uncovered the reality of the use of facial recognition technology at the University of Miami. University administrators were uncooperative, and the student had to work around them. It's not a good look, combining stealthy surveillance and its misuse to identify and call peaceful protesters to account. So what should the students investigate next? Perhaps they could find out why the the Charles Koch Foundation provided funding for this investigation, and what other sorts of things they fund.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2023 09:22 a.m.

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