Even the Machines Are Racist. Facial Recognition Systems Threaten Black Lives.
The use of surveillance technology for "security" comes at the expense of civil liberties for Black and Brown people.
Nefertari Ulen, Eisahttp://truthout.org/articles/even-the-machines-are-racist-facial-recognition-systems-threaten-black-lives/
Date Written: 04/03/2020
Year Published: 2020
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX24067
Politicians and companies pushing facial recognition technology say that, like the near-certainty of DNA and the exactness of fingerprint matches, the software is a precise, unbiased alternative to human bigotry in policing. Yet in reality, facial recognition technology is prone to false positives that target Black and Brown people, and then tracks them when they're on parole.