London show explores the flaws of facial recognition tech

Sep 27, 2018, 8:05 AM EDT

Appearances can be deceiving – an adage that our embryonic, AI-powered facial recognition systems often fail to understand. That’s the explicit message in the installations, entitled Face Values, greeting the onlookers in the United States pavilion at London Design Biennale.

Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, the two installations by digital artists R Luke DuBois and Zach Lieberman, read visitors’ faces only to pass erroneous judgments on their emotional state, age and identities, reminding us of how flawed systems permeate our societies, reports Dezeen.

The artworks confront the invasion of our private inner worlds by networked digital technology, portraying our slavish existence as mere datasets or facts, notes CNN.