South America is a continent struggling with security problems. In this context, an increasing number of policymakers are turning to artificial intelligence to fight and prevent crime.
The use of AI in public spaces, such as facial recognition technology, receives relatively little media coverage. What causes heated discussions in Europe and the U.S., many South Americans silently accept. This is why we are taking a closer look at pilot projects in Argentina and Brazil, taking into account the potential benefits and possible harms.
For this project, we aim to combine journalistic research and a visual approach. Artificial intelligence is abstract, hard to grasp, and mostly invisible. This produces an extra challenge: How can you visualize the invisible? Both traditional documentary storytelling and artistic photographic intervention will be part of the project.