Report: Amazon’s Facial Recognition System Identifies California Lawmakers as Criminals

“Assembly member Phil Ting was one of the individuals incorrectly identified as a criminal by the software. He is also a lawmaker who has been calling for the limiting of facial recognition technology for some time, introducing a bill in February which would ban the use of facial recognition and biometric surveillance system on police-worn body cameras.”

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According to a test by the ACLU, Amazon’s facial recognition system incorrectly identified one in five California lawmakers were incorrectly identified as criminals by the software.

Vice News reports that Amazon’s facial recognition software, Rekognition, incorrectly identified 26 California lawmakers as people arrested for crimes during a test of the software by the ACLU of Northern California. The software was used by the ACLU to scan 120 photos of lawmakers against a database of 25,000 photos of individuals who were arrested, according to ACLU lawyer Matt Cagle.

The test found that one in five California lawmakers were falsely associated with mugshots from the arrest database, exposing the issues with implementing facial recognition technology in law enforcement services. The Rekognition software reportedly matched the lawmakers to mugshot photos with a confidence rate of 80 percent.

Assembly member Phil Ting was one of the individuals incorrectly identified as a criminal…

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2 thoughts on “Report: Amazon’s Facial Recognition System Identifies California Lawmakers as Criminals

  1. Jeff Bezos was raised with a silver spoon. It is the ultimate insider spook psychopath. Think how many people the.creeap has crewed over. Young Slave conract workers with multiple back injuries in its distriblution centers. Think about all the pollution. The Scumbag Pronuclear Cia ass.
    This scumbags backegroumd is as Sketchy as Obama or Steve Bamnons. Probably a pile of lies. Like a goddamned test-tube CIA spook.

    JEFF BEZOS EARLY LIFE FROM WIKIPEDIA

    “Bezos was born Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen and Chicago, Illinois, native Ted Jorgensen. At the time of his birth, his mother was a 17-year-old high school student, and his father was a bike shop owner. After Jacklyn divorced Ted, she married Cuban immigrant Miguel “Mike” Bezos in April 1968. Shortly after the wedding, Mike adopted four-year-old Jorgensen, whose surname was then changed to Bezos. The family moved to Houston, Texas, where Mike worked as an engineer for Exxon after he received a degree from the University of New Mexico.Bezos attended River Oaks Elementary School in Houston from fourth to sixth grade.

    Bezos is the maternal grandson of Lawrence Preston Gise, a regional director of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in Albuquerque.

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