PyCon Israel 2022

🇺🇸 Building your own dystopic surveillance state with Python
06-29, 16:00–16:20 (Asia/Jerusalem), Main Hall

Always wanted to have your own surveillance state but didn't know where to start?

In this talk we'll cover the first steps on doing face detection and recognition - in Python!

In this talk we'll go over on how to do face detection and recognition in Python and some simple applications of it (both for hobby projects and totalitarian regimes).

We'll use some handy Python libraries for processing images and finding out all faces that appear in them - find out who they are, how old they are in whether they're happy or not (the unhappy ones to be sent to re-education - out of scope for this talk).

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Adam Kariv is an open data consultant and activist.

He is the founder of the Public Knowledge Workshop (‘Hasadna’), an Israeli NGO working to make government data more accessible, and has extensive experience working with government agencies to build better tools for publishing data.

For over 25 years, Adam is developing, designing and managing software projects, from open-source data-wrangling libraries to enterprise-scale, mission-critical systems developed by over 20 engineers.