Patients uneasy with idea of facial recognition tech


Facial recognition technology has a number of potential health care and research applications, including appointment check-in, diagnosis of certain conditions and fraud prevention, but a survey of more than 4,000 patients found that more than 70% were uneasy with the idea of facial recognition technology in a hypothetical precision medicine study, researchers reported in PLOS ONE. Respondents also expressed concerns about the privacy of medical records and genetic data, and the researchers suggest taking steps to build public trust before using facial imaging data in health care and medical research.

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