Amazon facial recognition falsely matches more than 100 politicians to arrested criminals

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Amazon’s controversial facial recognition technology has incorrectly matched more than 100 photos of politicians in the UK and US to police mugshots, new tests have revealed.  Amazon Rekognition uses artificial intelligence software to identify individuals from their facial structure. Customers include law enforcement and US government agencies like Immigration and Custome Enforcement (ICE).

      It is not the first time the software’s accuracy has been called into question. In July 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) found 28 false matches between US Congress members and pictures of people arrested for a crime.

      Of the US lawmakers tested, Rekognition incorrectly matched an average of 32 politicians to mugshots, when set to a confidence level of 80 per cent – the default setting and the same that was used in the ACLU study.  “By those standards, Amazon’s face recognition hasn’t improved and even performed worse that what the ACLU posited two years ago,” Comparitech wrote in a blog post detailing the findings…

      https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/amazon-facial-recognition-false-positives-recognition-congress-criminals-a9536351.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&amp=1#Echobox=1590664341

    • #320111
      elias39
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      of course politicians are never criminals. Or something.

    • #320122
      GZeusH
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      It’s twue, it’s twue.

    • #320130
      HassleCat
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      Collect some photos of criminals like Charlie Manson, Ted Bundy, etc. and post them as my face on social media. I bet I wouldn’t be the first to do so.

    • #320144
      retired liberal
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      We do have way too many criminal politicians.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.

      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.

      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…

    • #320256
      3fingerbrown
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      they just haven’t been arrested yet!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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