Police facial recognition discrimination

against Māori a matter of time - expert

Police have been working on a $23 million upgrade of their biometrics images system run by the US firm Dataworks Plus, hoping to make it easier to match poorer quality images.

In July, a US senator from Ohio accused Dataworks of exacerbating systemic racism through its technology, after African American man Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was incorrectly identified by facial recognition software for committing a crime he did not do.

Karaitiana Taiuru, who has completed a PhD in indigenous ethics in data collection, said he was concerned about the risk of false positives like this in Aotearoa as the system has not been tested on New Zealand faces.

Link to article:https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/425081/police-facial-recognition-discrimination-against-maori-a-matter-of-time-expert


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