A conversation with Emily Wenger about facial recognition technology

Emily Wenger, a Computer Science PhD Student and researcher at The University of Chicago, joins me to talk about facial recognition technology and her PhD work. We discuss some concerns surrounding facial recognition technology and how her faith impacts her work.

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Meet Emily Wenger:

Emily Wenger is pursuing a PhD in computer science at the University of Chicago with an emphasis on machine learning and privacy.  Her research explores the limitations, vulnerabilities, and privacy implications of neural networks. Emily worked for two years as a mathematician at the U.S. Department of Defense before beginning her PhD studies in 2018.  She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois with a degree in mathematics and physics.

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