Amazon prohibits police from using its face detection software
Two years ago reports have been revealed that Amazon was providing face recognition software for use by police departments, although there were questions about bias, privacy and life-threatening errors that could occur. Last year Amazon has announced a one-year ban using its Rekognition platform, and now Reuters he says that instead of allowing the ordinance to end, Amazon has added “until another time.”
Mu words, ACLU vice-director Nathan Wessler says “Facial intelligence is increasing the number of black and Brown police officers, and has already led to fraudulent and malicious arrests of several black men. We are pleased that Amazon will continue to restrict law enforcement. Now, Biden and lawmakers across the country need to protect territories from technological threats by completely enforcing the law, regardless of which company sells it. “
As they say, face recognition already results several times where police arrested the wrong man, while federal lawmakers have called for by-laws.
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