back arrowIRL: Online Life Is Real Life

Face Value

Episode description

From Snapchat filters to Google’s art selfies, biometric technology plays a growing role in our everyday lives. What do we actually give up when we upload our face to these apps? Steven Talley shares his experience as the victim of mistaken identity. Artist Adam Harvey investigates how racial bias seeps into big data sets. Emily Kennedy and Glynnis MacNicol talk about the power and risks of recognition for marginalized communities. Joseph Atick, a forefather of facial recognition technology, reckons with its future. And we head to China, where you’ll need your face to use the bathroom.

IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org.

Today, more than half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases. For more on the far-reaching impact of facial recognition tech, check out our blog.

episodes iconEpisodes

Virtual Connections

August 13th, 2018

28:50

:'-) Ever wonder why emoticons exist? They popped up in the 1980s to make online connections feel a little less digital and a little more personal :D. In this episode of IRL, host

Press Play

July 16th, 2018

32:45

One of the most successful recruitment tools the U.S. Army ever made was…a video game? Sometimes without even knowing it, gaming elements in technology — often designed for addiction — are incentivizing you to think …

The Grand Bargain

July 2nd, 2018

29:29

We’re told from a young age to “accept the things we cannot change.” But should this be the case online as well? We click “Accept” every day, but often don’t know what we’re giving away. Is it a fair trade, and should…

Introducing Season 3 of IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life

June 18th, 2018

1:59

In Season 3 of IRL, we're exploring the bargains we make online every day, and how we might approach striking better deals with the powers that be. You'll find out what happened when the U.S. Army got into the video g…

Ctrl+Alt+Facts

April 2nd, 2018

36:58

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store
×
RadioPublic

We've launched an equity crowdfunding campaign!

Learn more and invest today.