Amazon’s facial recognition technology falsely identified 28 members of Congress as people who have been arrested for crimes, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
The ACLU of Northern California’s test of Amazon’s controversial Rekognition software also found that people of color were disproportionately misidentified in a mugshot database, raising new concerns about racial bias and the potential for abuse by law enforcement.
There’s no AI – as yet – as good as a human at recognising a face. It’s a difficult and complex problem.
Of course, 100% of members of Congress should be identified as arrestees at least in a just world but that’s another matter.