AWS Facial Recognition Platform Misidentified Over 100 Politicians As Criminals


by @threatpost

@threatpost— Comparitech’s Paul Bischoff found that Amazon’s facial recognition platform misidentified an alarming number of people, and was racially biased.

BBC News—Facial recognition to 'predict criminals' sparks row over AI bias. A university that says it can scan faces to predict if someone is a criminal has come under fire.

Business Insider—A Congressman misidentified by Amazon's facial recognition software says the company's decision to suspend police usage 'raises more questions than answers' (AMZN). After Amazon announced that it would suspend police use of its controversial facial recognition technology Rekognition for one year, Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to ask for more transparency on this moratorium. In 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union ran a test on Rekognition that misidentified Gomez and 27 other members of Congress, many of whom were people of color. Gomez says there needs to be more legislation on how facial recognition technology...

Gizmodo Australia—Let's Kill Facial Recognition For Good. There’s a buffet of things to be scared shitless about these days, but for those who have sampled even a taste of big tech’s eagerness to build and sell facial recognition surveillance software to law enforcement, it’s uniquely rancid. Among the challenges in reining in this dangerous class of artificial