ACLU’s Facial Reco Complaint Against Detroit Police For Tech-Driven Wrongful Arrest

In response to news that the ACLU of Michigan is lodging a complaint against Detroit police on behalf of a black man falsely arrested because facial recognition technology it uses cannot consistently and accurately tell black people apart, a security expert offers perspective on facial reco and the tech sector’s diversity gap.


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Chloé Messdaghi, VP of Strategy,  Point3 Security
June 26, 2020
We assume that if a technology works for us, it will work for others who aren’t like us – a wrong and dangerous assumption.
When there is not a diverse team of people on the product development team for such a sensitive technology with the potential for intrusiveness on an individual level, this problem – and it is a catastrophic one – is all but inevitable. It's quite likely that the majority of technology creators are not underrepresented persons and create products with algorithmic bias. ALL people are biased; t ....
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