07 Sep Privacy Group Ridicules UK Police’s Facial Recognition Software
Privacy group Liberty, a UK human rights group, criticized the facial recognition software that the London Police unveiled at the Notting Hill Carnival, calling it “inaccurate and painfully crude”.
Liberty representative Silkie Carlo said that the automated facial recognition (AFR) system yielded only false matches, with as many as 35 a day. According to Carlo, a bigger concern is that the police actually pursued the suspects which the system had misidentified.
In her blogpost, she added that the technology poses a great risk to freedoms as it cannot even differentiate between male and female, and becomes even more inaccurate when identifying black people.
Source: Bleeping Computer