Ansigtsgenkendelse -En overvågningsteknologi

Emil Hauptmann van Dam

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This study investigates, how facial recognition technology, FRT, functions, and what political aspects that needs to be considered, if implemented. To answer this thesis, we have utilised theories by Langdon Winner on the politics of technology. In addition, Foucault and his words on panopticism, and Benjamin Hales theory on human behavior when confronted with unavoidable mass surveillance. Furthermore this project includes interviews with experts, an analysis of FRT through Niels Jørgensen’s model on how to break down a technological artefact, and a simple software program called HIC. Through these different processes, we have been able to analyse the various aspects of FRT. This have led us to the conclusion that FRT can’t reach its full potential without implementation, but FRT can’t be implemented without a political discussion on what a society prioritizes, security or freedom.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2019
Antal sider47
VejledereMartin Severin Frandsen


  • Overvågning
  • Ansigtsgenkendelse
  • GDPR
  • Panoptisme
  • TRIN-modellen