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The Spread of Facial Recognition Technology in the United States Law Enforcement

An increasing issue for people of colour with increasing application despite a large amount of false positives

One investigation by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law found that one in four police forces were using facial recognition. That was back in 2016, and there are likely more doing so at this point.

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“We have a technology that was created and designed by one demographic that is mostly only effective on that one demographic and [technology companies] are trying to sell it and impose it on the entirety of the country.”

A recent article in Verdict mentions that Clearview AI has published a study of its own technology that purports to show it is 100% accurate.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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