It commissioned academics from the University of Essex to independently assess the scheme, and they concluded that the system is 81% inaccurate (in other words, the vast majority of people it flags up to the police are not on a wanted list. ) They found that, of 42 matches, only eight were confirmed to be correct, Sky News reports.
The news: London’s police force has conducted 10 trials of face recognition technology since 2016, using Japanese company NEC’s Neoface system.
Rising fears: As face recognition technology becomes more ubiquitous, there’s growing concern about the gender and racial bias embedded into many systems.
The first independent evaluation of the Metropolitan police’s use of face recognition systems warned it is “highly possible" it would be ruled unlawful if challenged in court.
Experts warn it’s “highly possible" the system would be ruled unlawful if challenged in court. https://t.co/LnTZPHzq5a— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) July 4, 2019
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