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Study Casts Doubts on Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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Study Casts Doubts on Police Use of , Facial Recognition Technology .
Gizmodo reports that a landmark report on facial
recognition has found that law enforcement agencies
are using the technology as the sole grounds for arrests. .
Gizmodo reports that a landmark report on facial
recognition has found that law enforcement agencies
are using the technology as the sole grounds for arrests. .
The report by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy &
Technology identifies a number of flaws that include
technical shortcomings and human error.
The report by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy &
Technology identifies a number of flaws that include
technical shortcomings and human error.
According to the authors, the technology has a multitude
of technical shortcomings detailed in the report, titled , 'A Forensic Without the Science: Face Recognition in U.S. Criminal Investigations.'.
Police have used face recognition for more
than 20 years based on the assumption
that it is a reliable identification tool, Clare Garvie, Report author and distinguished fellow
at the Center on Privacy & Technology, via 'Gizmodo'.
Not only has that assumption never been
tested, there is every reason to posit that
face recognition doesn’t produce reliable
leads and in fact may put people at risk
of misidentification and wrongful arrest, Clare Garvie, Report author and distinguished fellow
at the Center on Privacy & Technology, via 'Gizmodo'.
'Gizmodo' reports that numerous studies have found
that facial recognition is less accurate when
attempting to identify women and people of color.
These problems have been found to be so
severe that some experts have reportedly called
for the technology to be banned altogether.
Over its past 20 years of use,
face recognition algorithms
have improved, but the people
running the searches have not, Clare Garvie, Report author and distinguished fellow
at the Center on Privacy & Technology, via 'Gizmodo'.
There is still a tendency to place undue faith
in an artificial neutral, mathematics-based
approach to solving hard problems or
eliminating human error from decision-
making. This is the wrong approach, Clare Garvie, Report author and distinguished fellow
at the Center on Privacy & Technology, via 'Gizmodo'.
There is still a tendency to place undue faith
in an artificial neutral, mathematics-based
approach to solving hard problems or
eliminating human error from decision-
making. This is the wrong approach, Clare Garvie, Report author and distinguished fellow
at the Center on Privacy & Technology, via 'Gizmodo'

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