Facial Rekognition IDs 28 Lawmakers As Crime Suspects
An npr.org story reported that the ACLU used Amazon Rekognition software on Congressmen, comparing them to pictures of those arrested for crimes and found 28 matches. Photos of all US Congressmen and Senators were used. Police departments in Florida and Oregon have begun to use it. What could go wrong?
The ACLU pointed to the unreliability of the software as the real culprit that caused the mistaken identity while Amazon objects, but neither the ACLU or NPR said if the Congressmen were investigated and proven innocent, just assumed innocent, or simply the usual suspects. Have to sleep on that one. Not a bad idea because . . .