Today – The ethics and implications of facial recognition may slow surveillance tech. Then, Tech Companies say the support Racial Justice, but their actions raise hard questions. And, What are Quantum Dots – and why should you care about them? I’m Alexa Scordato. – and this is Future Forward and I’m Steve Rosenbaum = Let’s  Launch!

CHAPTER 1. FACIAL RECOGNITION – RETHINKING IMPLICATIONS

Amazon bans police from using its facial recognition technology for the next year

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/10/21287101/amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition-police-ban-one-year-ai-racial-bias

IBM wins praise for halting sales of its facial recognition tech

https://www.businessinsider.com/ibm-kills-general-purpose-facial-recognition-2020-6

Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased

CHAPTER 2. Words Matter. Actions Matter More.

Tech companies say they support racial justice. Their actions raise questions

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-06-02/tech-companies-with-police-contracts-and-poor-diversity-records-issue-statements-of-solidarity-with-george-floyd-protesters

CHAPTER 3. What Are Quantum Dots?

Quantum Dots Shift Sunlight’s Spectrum to Speed Plant Growth (IEEE spectrum) 

https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/start-ups/quantum-dots-shift-sunlights-spectrum-to-speed-plant-growth

What are quantum dots?

https://www.nanowerk.com/what_are_quantum_dots.php#:~:text=Quantum%20dots%20(QDs)%20are%20man,cells%20and%20fluorescent%20biological%20labels.

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