Daniel Buck
Re:Magician's Trick
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:29pm

"I also did some follow-up with Chris. I find it disingenuous for you to write an article debunking facial recognition and photographic analysis AFTER you had received a copy of the analysis and before his and Brett's article was published. Preemptive shot there? "

Not sure I follow your point. Chris sent me the Cooper report in late 2016 with the following comment: "I won't be offended, but do you think it is B and S in the RR pic? Im including my forensic analysis for you to look at."

I gave him my thoughts about it, in essence that I thought Cooper's analysis fell short and that I didn't think either Cassidy or Sundance was in the photo. Chris did, after all, ask for my opinion, and I gave it to him.

A few months later Chris released the Copper memo to the press in Utah.

The following year, 2018, I wrote my article about the misuses of facial recognition technology in analyzing Old West photos,
but I didn't even mention the Cooper memo or for that matter the Sanpete RR photo. I hope that's helpful. Dan

  • Re:Magician's TrickRocky, Mon Jun 24 5:14pm
    Dan, Are you sure you aren't the magician here? I appreciate the article in Scientific American. It's another media piece, regardless of where it was published, Scientific literature is from peer... more
    • Re:Magician's Trick — Daniel Buck, Mon Jun 24 6:29pm
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