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- Did you know the city of #Orlando
is testing REAL TIME PREDICTIVE #facial #recognition
programs? Remember the movie Minority Report? #SurveillanceCity #Rekognition
“Every person who passes in front of a camera is scanned, regardless of prior suspicion of a crime. And multiple studies have shown facial recognition systems make mistakes – particularly on dark-skinned women. Misidentification could lead to innocent people being wrongfully detained by police for crimes they didn't commit, or worse, trigger confusion that leads to a deadly encounter”
"We're basically talking about attaching artificial #intelligence
cameras," says Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the #ACLU
Speech, Privacy and Technology Project. "As the AI gets better and better, it will allow individuals to be monitored in more intrusive and accurate ways, and that has the potential to create real, chilling effects on our #society
. How would you feel driving home with a police car behind you? I don't want to feel that way all the time."
Facial-attribute software is more predictive, spotting clues to build a digital picture of a person's mood in order to anticipate their actions. An angry face could lead to hostility, while a happy face wouldn't.
advocates, meanwhile, worry about it becoming a slippery slope into a #dystopian
world of #government
surveillance. "Everybody is a suspect. If facial recognition is becoming a new norm in the way Orlando is talking about, then we should all be very afraid."
"We don't have to wait to find out how these technologies will be used," #Amazon
employees wrote in an internal letter. "We already know that in the midst of historic #militarization
of police, renewed targeting of Black #activists
, and the growth of a federal deportation force currently engaged in human rights abuses – this will be another powerful tool for the surveillance state, and ultimately serve to harm the most marginalized."#ExitTheMatrix