Maryrose Delahunty

Maryrose is a correspondent assigned to WORLD's investigative unit, the Caleb Team. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a practicing attorney.


Animals on camera

Technology | Facial recognition systems aren’t just for humans—animals are getting in on the action too
by Maryrose Delahunty
Posted 3/04/21, 08:49 am

New reports emerge weekly about controversial uses of facial recognition technology by schools, commercial establishments, sports arenas, and law enforcement. But less known and perhaps less contentious applications of the technology are occurring in the animal kingdom.

Scientists, researchers, and farmers are using facial recognition to identify, track, feed, locate, and even diagnose disease in wild and domesticated animals. The menagerie includes pigs, cows, bears, and fish.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Facing the algorithms

Technology | As police turn to facial recognition technology to identify suspects and solve cases, critics worry about privacy and false accusations
by Maryrose Delahunty
Posted 2/25/21, 08:23 am

Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was at his job at an automotive supply company on Jan. 9, 2020, when Detroit police called and told him to report to Detroit’s 3rd Precinct: The caller said police intended to arrest him—at work if necessary—but wouldn’t say why. Taking it as a prank call, Williams replied, “Well, I’m leaving work in 15 minutes, so unless you can get here in 15 minutes you can come to my home.”

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Been there, seen that?

Television | Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist may be another foray into the “Glee-verse”
by Maryrose Delahunty
Posted 3/26/20, 12:46 pm

NBC’s latest musical drama, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, reflects the network’s attempt to achieve Fox’s Glee-like success with a modern, TV update to the musical. But lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place.

The network’s previous attempts include Smash, Rise, and Perfect Harmony. Smash aired for two seasons. NBC canceled Rise and Perfect Harmony after only one each. Zoey’s chances depend on whether audiences hunger for more “glee.”

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