Facial Recognition and Police Bias

Speakers: Dr. Shivangi Narayan
Date: March 9, 2022
Topic: Facial Recognition and Police Bias

Bio: Dr. Shivangi Narayan is working on a three-year project studying digital policing in India, funded by the Oslo Metropolitan University and Norwegian Research Council. She has an MPhil and PhD from JNU, Delhi and is the author of Surveillance as Governance - Aadhaar |Big Data in Governance. She is interested in looking at facial recognition technologies and the overarching infrastructure of police surveillance that informs current ideas of governance.

His most recent book is The Climate of History in a Planetary Age (in press, University of Chicago). He also has collections of translated essays forthcoming in Italian with Nottetempo, in Russian with v-a-c Foundation, and in Spanish with Edicion Mimesis. A Chinese translation of Provincializing Europe is forthcoming with Commercial Press. Other recent books include The Crises of Civilization: Exploring Global and Planetary Histories (Delhi: OUP, 2018) and, with Ranajit Dasgupta, Some Aspects of Labour History of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Two Views (Delhi: OUP, 2018). He is also the co-editor, along with Henning Truper and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, of Historical Teleologies in the Modern World (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Abstract: This talk will focus on the use of predictive policing (crime mapping) and of facial recognition technology by Delhi Police and how these technologies have the potential to further marginalise the marginalised sections of the society

AWL SSH HI Aadhar 2022