N.Y.P.D. Use of Surveillance Technology on Adolescent Photos

“The New York Police Department has been loading thousands of arrest photos of children and teenagers into a facial recognition database despite evidence the technology has a higher risk of false matches in younger faces. . . . Technology that can match an image of a younger teenager to a recent arrest photo may be less effective at finding the same person even one or two years later.” Karl Ricanek Jr., a computer science professor and co-founder of the Face Aging Group at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, said, “If the facial recognition algorithm has a negative bias toward a black population, that will get magnified more toward children.”   Read the complete article by clicking here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: