The Current

The Current for Jan. 21, 2020

Today on The Current: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 6, should Canadians be concerned? Then, we discuss privacy concerns around facial recognition technology that lets you upload a picture of someone’s face, and find other images of them online, leading to their name or home address. And finally, Canadian mathematician John Mighton says if we got over our fear of math, we could build a better world.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 6, should Canadians be concerned? Then, we discuss Clearview AI's facial recognition technology, which lets you upload a picture of someone's face and find other images of them online, even leading to their name or home address. New York Times reporter Kashmir Hill says it could be "the end of public anonymity." And finally, Canadian mathematician John Mighton says anyone can be good with numbers — and if we got over our fear of math, we could build a better world.

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