New Face Recognition Test Falsely Matches CA Lawmakers with Mugshots

New Face Recognition Test Falsely Matches CA Lawmakers with Mugshots

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Facial recognition software marketed to law enforcement agencies shows it mistakenly matched the faces of one out of five lawmakers, 26 lawmakers total, with images in an arrest photo database, including Phil Ting’s, San Francisco, CA Assemblymember and proponent of the AB 1215. The bill, also known as The Body Camera Accountability Act, bans facial recognition and biometric surveillance in police body cameras. 

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