What Security Experts Say On Amazon Facial Recognition Falsely Matches?

Amazon’s controversial facial recognition technology has incorrectly matched more than 100 photos of politicians in the UK and US to police mugshots, a new study by Comparitech.com has revealed.

This isn’t 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.


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Niamh Muldoon, Senior Director of Trust and Security, EMEA,  OneLogin
May 29, 2020
(1) Accuracy, (2) ease of use and (3) acceptable use are the 3 key requirements for continued success of biometrics as a technology.
Biometrics was the big buzz word when I started my career in Information Security over 20 years ago and it’s amazing to see how much advancement has been made in this field, particularly its usage for securing access control with identity verification. (1) Accuracy, (2) ease of use and (3) acceptable use are the 3 key requirements for continued success of biometrics as a technology. Businesse ....
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Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
May 29, 2020
We've seen issues with facial recognition before in misidentifying people of colour or minorities.
Even with the advancements of artificial intelligence and processing power to identify people from biometrics, it is far from reliable technology. It is why trained human operators will be needed in conjunction with such software for the foreseeable future in order to eliminate false positives or false negatives. One of the biggest challenges with this kind of software is they rely on quite basi ....
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