Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.
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  • Charlie Crown
    Charlie Crown18 klukkustundum síðan

    Well, I believe it was also used to identify insurrectionists at the Capitol, and rightly so, but if it's proved to wrongly identify people, large scale, then it would have to be sidelined as not fit for purpose. If you've nothing to hide, no problem, but it's uses have to be outlined precisely and in law

  • Mike King
    Mike King20 klukkustundum síðan

    Do we really think Clearview ISN'T gonna try and sell to any and every country, regardless of the relationship with the USA?? Money over everything...

  • MCPunk55
    MCPunk55Degi Síðan síðan

    Oh no! Violent Negro bigots are being arrested due to facial recognition! I am appalled! Seriously, though, the reason why Caucasian males are easier to identify is because we have a much larger appearance spectrum.

  • Donteatacowman
    DonteatacowmanDegi Síðan síðan

    Yeah... that last Clearview app is 100% a scam.

  • Robert Scott
    Robert Scott2 dögum síðan

    Question; does the fact that facial recognition software has an apparent inability to identify black and Asian people put to bed the age old argument that all Asians and blacks look alike?

  • Eugene Minton
    Eugene Minton2 dögum síðan

    the ccp has also started using editing tools to replace images in video with other images. its' seen in an app meant to put an image in place of a face in movies... believe it or not. and if that quality is low enough, these videos could probably link you to any crime they wish to... find proof of your guilt with. the ccp like all other governments, has things leak from militarized programs into civilian hands. ... so my bet is that IF the ccp hasn't already developed this for use, they will soon.

  • Arnhelm Krausson
    Arnhelm Krausson3 dögum síðan

    Spooky, just as John was talking about "the Capability" sounding like a Netflix film, I was opening Netflix to look for "The Capture".... Is he surveiling ME???

  • Bao Ge
    Bao Ge3 dögum síðan

    This facial recognition software, skynet, is like the secret service screening process for people applying for the national security clearance and/or applying to get into the secret service.. except the secret service screening is much more stringent than that..

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  • HungerGamesFan88
    HungerGamesFan886 dögum síðan

    Did Clearview get too Facebooky for Facebook???

  • Gus
    Gus7 dögum síðan

    Who else had to google the 8th Amendment?

  • paul watson
    paul watson7 dögum síðan

    Is that a hairpiece John?

  • Steven R
    Steven R7 dögum síðan

    hmmm obviously there is a push to over reach but i dont see a problem using on BLM if they are tracing people who committed criminal damage during the protests, i doubt John Oliver would complain it being used to trace the trump supporters who stormed the capitol building

  • TheKennymag
    TheKennymag7 dögum síðan

    So I agree with all of this and it is scary. But-one thing that popped into my head (And I admit, assumes a far more optimistic view of humanity than I usually subscribe to) what if this could be used to help identify not criminal/enemies of the state but sex / human trafficking victims or missing people / children. Or especially in current still pandemic times - used for contact tracing. Is that being used / done? Just curious

  • Lasnight
    Lasnight7 dögum síðan

    10:05 To be fair, considering the fact that police might be using these programs, it might be a good thing that they dont work properly on people of colour... Because somehow I'm not sure I like the idea of cops being able to find any black person they want...

  • u SUB ME i SUB YOU
    u SUB ME i SUB YOU9 dögum síðan

    Whose giving these people the right to my privacy???

  • Colin
    Colin9 dögum síðan

    yea the fact of it being racist isn't great but I really think that takes a back seat to the fact that this tech is awful and dystopianand should not be used.

  • MissKK660
    MissKK6609 dögum síðan

    While I agree facial recognition is supremely dangerous, using people with outstanding warrants as an example garners no sympathy. If your wanted thats a you problem.

  • Arrie
    Arrie9 dögum síðan

    This show is better without audience. It's my opinion!

  • mike jopier
    mike jopier10 dögum síðan

    They did forget a face, but the face was left on and it remained in the seat of the white house of thrones! forever slumbering its duties and shitting on its floors! #Chosen

  • Dark Opera
    Dark Opera10 dögum síðan

    Fuck that, so what are we supposed to do to remain anonymous, have a face transplant every week?, I wonder what George Orwell's reaction to this bullshit would be?

  • Braeside Bikes
    Braeside Bikes11 dögum síðan

    You have nothing to hide, you're doing nothing wrong...but what happens if someone in power changes the definition of "wrong"?

  • At Oussama
    At Oussama13 dögum síðan

    i can’t trust a company that forces me to give out my photos without consent, especially when i live outside the unites states and that company doesn’t comply with GDPR laws.

  • rased vanumoti
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  • Grant Stievater
    Grant Stievater14 dögum síðan

    This guy is so dry and boring

  • Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu16 dögum síðan

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter

  • Taylor
    Taylor16 dögum síðan

    For some reason turning on John Oliver when I wake up in the middle the night always helps me sleep. His voice is so soothing ❤️

  • Mikael Finstad
    Mikael Finstad19 dögum síðan

    Covid solved this problem. Now everyone can cover half their face without raising any suspicion.

  • Anonymous Cinema fan
    Anonymous Cinema fan19 dögum síðan

    I swear he did a video similar to this about soap dispensers not being able to detect minorities.

  • Xander Fulton
    Xander Fulton20 dögum síðan

    4:25 They've managed to identify and lock up protestors but the Qanon traitors that stormed the capitol are still free

  • Demingo Williams
    Demingo Williams22 dögum síðan

    Hey this isn’t fnaf

  • Manny Unscripted
    Manny Unscripted23 dögum síðan

    Find face sounds more like "friend face" from that one funny English TV show... I forgot its name

  • Bryan Manley
    Bryan Manley24 dögum síðan

    I fucking blocked this channel and it's still auto playing...

  • lily ni driscoll
    lily ni driscoll24 dögum síðan

    As someone with a face... this scares me

  • roomwithapointofview
    roomwithapointofview24 dögum síðan

    Deja Vu. The movie that has a man investigating his DNA splattered all over the inside of the Bronco that exploded with him in it, meaning he was involved and unless he can provide a time machine at the trial will go to jail for it.

  • Giveme TheDaily
    Giveme TheDaily26 dögum síðan

    How about its use against U.S. Capital Rioters, are you okay with it being used to identify them? Look forward to your response, thanks!

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    MUHAMAD AFIQ BIN S MAIKEL27 dögum síðan

    John Oliver teen photo is so iconic, i might want to make it into a movie poster for my bedroom

  • mark evns
    mark evns27 dögum síðan

    😂😂😂 shows face recognition in UK, then says "you don't have to imagine what this technology would look like, in the hands of an authoritarian government"😂😂😂no we dont have to imagine, because you already showed how the UK government rolls🤔😂

  • Logan Shillington
    Logan Shillington28 dögum síðan

    I LIVE for John doing a Russian accent.

  • Bradley William Busch
    Bradley William Busch29 dögum síðan

    So, you're avoiding saying that Edward Snowden was right, to avoid vindicating the people you were calling insane conspiracy theorists and possibly stalkers a few years ago? Well John, you're completely wrong about Biometrics: there is absolutely no evidence that observing people remotely destroys their social lives and has negative effects that have supporting evidence in the observation principle, and even if you were right and had concrete evidence, the AI are so much more intelligent than you that they would prove you were insane and ship you off to a mental hospital for electroshock therapy.

  • Hobbes Tiger
    Hobbes Tiger29 dögum síðan

    So disappointed on the *anti-atrocity* stance of LWT

  • Andy Salter
    Andy Salter29 dögum síðan

    Makes you wonder who the anti-masker' are really working for.

  • Pi Kiar
    Pi KiarMánuði síðan

    Timnit Gebru was then fired by Google.

  • Froward Thinker
    Froward ThinkerMánuði síðan

    Anti atrocities but you are defending terrorists burning down city blocks? Does that make sense?

  • Michel Willems
    Michel WillemsMánuði síðan

    Not possible to turn the clock back.

  • Killian Garvey
    Killian GarveyMánuði síðan

    I’m an English barrister called Killian Garvey (Google me for proof). I’m convinced that John Oliver would make a great barrister based on his ability to communicate and argue

  • birdn4t0r
    birdn4t0rMánuði síðan

    my worry with the use of facial recognition software is when it messes up. or if it falls into the hands of private citizens. especially when it comes to CSEM survivors. that's just scary…

  • Maxime
    MaximeMánuði síðan

    Girl's got a point, though; Dazzle camo does wonders against visual recognition softwares.

  • Hattie Lankford
    Hattie LankfordMánuði síðan

    O.....livia Wilde.

  • Ravenlay
    RavenlayMánuði síðan

    But I like Deja Vu...

  • Svenulf Skjaldbjörn
    Svenulf SkjaldbjörnMánuði síðan

    Now that January 6, 2021 happened, maybe we should have a second thought about facial recognition software!!

  • Grombrindal


    Mánuði síðan

    who needs facial recognition when those idiots post it on their own social media.

  • ry g
    ry gMánuði síðan

    10:00 As someone who works in the field of computer vision, i can say this is mainly a matter of physics. dark skincolours have lest difference between skin and shadow making generating shapes with them much harder. nothing to do with racism as it seemed implied. it hs been a common thing for news media to jump and label the people who build systems like this racist but it is just a limitation of cameras.

  • Braeside Bikes

    Braeside Bikes

    11 dögum síðan

    1. most people in charge of the data and the tech built around it are not minorities and this has already been shown to skew AI to exclude minorities from many categories. look it up as i don't have time to tell you how 2. police take the tech seriously even though it is more likely to be false when used on minorities. You don't seem to understand systemic racism at all. it doesn't have to be intentional.

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    The unofficial motto of the united states and England. Places like China, for example, not so much.. Go back 250 years in New Zealand as a white man, you're catching a patu to the skull and a taiaha to the gut..

  • Toosuna Kabooma
    Toosuna KaboomaMánuði síðan

    Oliver AI animatronic moves with just a tiny touch of twitch.Speech is rushed...Hand gestures... Forget about it...this aint the time to be going cheap...

  • Steelis the Unworthy
    Steelis the UnworthyMánuði síðan

    I like how hes adapted to not having a live audience by removing the awkward pause between jokes

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  • J B
    J BMánuði síðan

    So wait scanning crowds for people with outstanding warrants is ‘terrifying’? Yea no

  • Cheryl Campbell
    Cheryl CampbellMánuði síðan

    Another good reason to not post your children's photos. You don't know where this is going. Granted this may come in handy for finding missing trafficking victims, child and adult, on porn sites, but you gotta wonder if it helps target the victims in the first place.

  • FSX239
    FSX239Mánuði síðan

    Yeah... This is coming handy now.

  • Wage Robot

    Wage Robot

    Mánuði síðan

    glad the tech is good at identifying white men, like most of the people who broke into the capitol

  • Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
    Dr. Zippy McscootsMánuði síðan

    Oh fuck!? They actually called it Skynet....!?

  • Sean
    SeanMánuði síðan

    I bet this double talker was excited to use facial recognition for the Capitol riot. Have principles people and stick to them

  • Wage Robot

    Wage Robot

    Mánuði síðan

    We wouldn't need Face Rec if the police had the manpower to arrest the people at the scene.

  • puppet master
    puppet masterMánuði síðan

    Clearview's CEO looks like a later seasons office character that isn't very memorable but had a season long arc anyway

  • ISupposeThis IsMyNmw

    ISupposeThis IsMyNmw

    Mánuði síðan

    Underrated comment

  • merridius2006
    merridius2006Mánuði síðan

    Totally not relevant now, it's funny how things change nowadays

  • Steven Grotte
    Steven GrotteMánuði síðan

    A really good test of facial recognition would be the pictures of the rioters in the House Of Representatives/Senate, they appear to be largely white males.

  • davidocall
    davidocallMánuði síðan

    5:10 Looking for people with OUTSTANDING WARRANTS and ARREST THEM. Very sinister indeed.

  • slh950
    slh950Mánuði síðan

    the weird geezer comb-over. no. just no.

  • Tony Parks
    Tony ParksMánuði síðan

    That's $17 a month

  • Tony Parks
    Tony ParksMánuði síðan

    Ain't that stalking

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    Tony ParksMánuði síðan


  • jarrod yuki
    jarrod yukiMánuði síðan

    america needs to: 1. gentrify the cities 2. kill all pets 3. reduce California taxes by half. 4. reform medicare and dental care. 5. tackle obesity, college tuition, and incarceration. 6. legalize class c drugs 7. give ubi to everyone. 8. deinstitutionalize the mentally ill. 9. also all american men should be bald no hair longer than 0.3 cm. 10. build infrastructure 11. reduce cost of day care 12. introduce gene drives.

  • Shane St. Pierre
    Shane St. PierreMánuði síðan

    this isnt last week tongiht now ure juyst making shit up boring Oh anmn! was that a joke?

  • Shane St. Pierre
    Shane St. PierreMánuði síðan

    HAHAHAHAHA yoou are all of a sudden telling me nothing but fabricated bullshit.... wtf is this\

  • Momento Mori
    Momento MoriMánuði síðan

    The guy who made the clearview ai looks like the human embodiment of the word “simp”

  • Duane Craig
    Duane CraigMánuði síðan

    When he said "yea that is the difference" the tone of how he said that tells me that he had a "are we the baddies" moment.

  • Gearoid Collins
    Gearoid CollinsMánuði síðan

    Love how white guys are still being bashed

  • Bob Smith
    Bob SmithMánuði síðan

    Dan Campbell

  • amber m anderson
    amber m andersonMánuði síðan

    You knew this was going to happen, the Big brother reference 1984 is on its way.. the future is here mentioned in the past ...

  • Ivan Koh
    Ivan KohMánuði síðan

    This is the worst video ever on this channel. You spend the first half getting us worried about the inconsistencies of facial recognition software, and spend the rest of it arguing against a facial recognition system that is highly accurate. WTF you want? Accurate facial recognition or no facial recognition? You're just playing both sides to make a 20 minute video

  • Michael Paz
    Michael PazMánuði síðan

    John we need you more then ever

  • 011angelfire
    011angelfireMánuði síðan

    This has aged *remarkably* well.

  • Daniel Santos
    Daniel SantosMánuði síðan

    yall use this for the Capitol riot, not a lot of them wear masks so I guess it will still recognize their face.

  • Kevin Ray
    Kevin RayMánuði síðan

    Holy shit that obvivious idiot in that coffee shop stalker app commercial thing was creepy af and just downright crazy dangerous. Creepo vibe at max overload for daaammmnnnn sure.

  • Kemal Sadikoglu
    Kemal SadikogluMánuði síðan

    Plus with masks now this seems redundant

  • Kemal Sadikoglu
    Kemal SadikogluMánuði síðan

    I think using face recognition to find people with warrants in a protest a GOOD thing!

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  • Hugo Zieliński
    Hugo ZielińskiMánuði síðan

    This software might be used rn to identify the terrorists who stormed the Capitol so something good came out of it imo

  • TwstedTV
    TwstedTVMánuði síðan

    Well now that the world is in the middle of a pandemic and people have face masks, all you need is a hat and sun glasses and you're set. pooof goes facial recognition.....LOL

  • Ethan O. McBride
    Ethan O. McBrideMánuði síðan

    The Chinese sky net guy is annoyingly nerdy-cute 🥰

  • Hector Perez
    Hector PerezMánuði síðan

    That Russian impression was cringe

  • Hector Perez
    Hector PerezMánuði síðan

    Wow crazy an accurate laugh to pun ratio for once, and I fucking love fucking puns like my life depended on it, interesting piece though

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    Calmest Bullet16Mánuði síðan


  • Alexis Rivera
    Alexis RiveraMánuði síðan

    I wonder how many people from the January 6, 2021 Capitol building riot didn't care about this when it was happening to BLM, but suddenly care now...

  • Brian Ford
    Brian FordMánuði síðan

    Gait,Stride,Height,limps etc.....the face is just the start......The ultimate Gestapo tool.

  • Youyang Zhou
    Youyang ZhouMánuði síðan

    Hey, they using this to catch them Capitol rioters and nobody seem to have a problem with it.

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    Eva MakarskiMánuði síðan

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