Discriminator

2022 Best Production, Interactive

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Discriminator is an interactive documentary exploring facial recognition databases. In 2006, director Brett Gaylor uploaded a photo of himself on his honeymoon to Flickr, a web 2.0 startup that had just been purchased by Yahoo. 13 years later, he discovered it had been used to train facial recognition systems by the Chinese military, Estee Lauder and the Moscow Police. A tale of how Internet culture’s early instinct to overshare helped to create technologies that are proliferating faster than the law can control, Discriminator brings audiences’ faces into the frame in a combination of AI, AR and animation.

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Brett Gaylor

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Imposter Media

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