9/11’s Effect on Tech on NPR’s Marketplace
by Steve Henn, Marketplace Website, September 8, 2011
Kai Ryssdal: Our coverage of the economic legacy of September 11th takes a turn to technology today, and the law of unintended consequences. Not long after the attacks, the federal government began investing heavily in new technologies that Washington said would make us safer as individuals and more secure as a nation. One of those technologies was facial recognition research. Back then, it sounded futuristic or something out of James Bond. And then Facebook happened.
Marketplace’s Steve Henn reports. For full text of the article or to listen to the story, click here.
- Humans Trump Machines in Facial Recognition (blogs.wsj.com)
Tags: 911, Crisis Response, Facebook, Facial recognition system, Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace, National Security, Privacy and Security, Public Policy and Regulation, September 11th, social network, United States, Washington
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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