What would you do for five dollars?
Attempt a handstand? Contribute to an office bet? Give your face to Google?
Wait, give your face to Google?!
In an effort to give the Pixel 4 smartphone a face unlock feature that avoids any gender or racial bias in the technology, Google wants to scan a diverse array of human faces.
But how they're going about it has some critics scratching their heads.
The Verge discussed Google's unique "field research":
Google’s fix is to approach people on the streets, pay them, and get affirmative consent for each scan.
Here’s how Google is handling the data it's collecting, according to their spokesperson: "Although face samples inherently can’t be anonymous, each participant is assigned an abstract identity number. We separately keep each participant’s email address, in order to remove data upon request." The last part is important: anybody who participated in Google’s field research can request to have their face data deleted.