Clearview AI's founder defends controversial facial recognition app

Hoan Ton-That’s app, Clearview AI, has triggered fears about facial recognition — and the dystopian future it could foreshadow. CNN Business’ Donie O’Sullivan sits down with the CEO to talk about questions of legality, privacy, and bias in the era of facial recognition.

06:45 - Source: CNN Business
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