Monday, April 19, 2021

Man Falsely Arrested Because of Facial Recognition Software Error Sues Detroit -- UPDATED

Monday, April 19, 2021

A man who was wrongly arrested has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit over his wrongful arrest, which he says was caused by faulty facial recognition technology.  Courthouse News Service has the story here.

According to the lawsuit, people of color are up to 100 times more likely to be misidentified using the technology than white men because the algorithms were created using primarily Caucasian faces which creates an unfair database.

Other cities, including Boston and San Francisco, have banned the use of facial-recognition technology.

UPDATE 4/26/21:  TechDirt has more on the story here.

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