facial recognition

Facial recognition software tallies second wrongful arrest

by • 4 weeks ago

Two Black men in Detroit are the first known examples of the controversial technology leading police to arrest the wrong people. The ACLU believes there are many others.

To avoid bias and reduce crime, police turn to license plate readers

by • 2 months ago

As facial recognition services shut down, some police say license plate readers are the proactive, bias-free policing aid they've been looking for.

Amazon suspends police use of facial recognition software for one year

by • 2 months ago

Amazon's Rekognition service, which is widely used by law enforcement agencies, has been discontinued for one year while the company waits for federal guidance on the technology's "ethical use."

Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

by • 2 months ago

A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.

Pitt think tank to review ethics of algorithms in local governments

by • 7 months ago

The former federal prosecutor running the task force said there's a place for AI-backed technologies like facial recognition, but that governments can "do better."

Vermont calls for AI 'code of ethics'

by • 7 months ago

A state task force that published a report this week says the state's policy work could also be used by other states navigating the emerging ethical minefield that is artificial intelligence.

Facial-recognition ban in Cambridge, Mass., marks a trend

by • 7 months ago

Absent federal regulations on government's use of facial recognition, more states and localities are coming up with their own rules and prohibitions.

Freewheeling facial-recognition use in Utah spurs new bill

by • 7 months ago

The Utah Department of Public Safety's liberal sharing of state data with federal law enforcement authorities has caught the attention of at least one lawmaker.

San Diego's smart streetlights misunderstood, officials say

by • 11 months ago

Civil-liberties and religious groups say cameras and audio sensors could be used to spy on people, but officials say such concerns are overstated.