Minneapolis City Council member Steve Fletcher wrote an amendment to the city’s code of ordinances that would ban facial recognition technology in the police department and all city departments.
The basis for the ban is that facial recognition technology “has been shown to be less accurate in identifying people of color and women,” according to the amendment. Read More
While on a tour of the Detroit Police Department’s Public Safety headquarters, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) told police chief James Craig that he should only hire black employees for the role of facial recognition analysts, as the New York Post reports. Read More
Former soldier and inventor Adam Jackson developed a new facial recognition software called Edge AI that can instantly cross-check a camera’s video feed containing a person’s face with criminal databases, but an obscure government agency called the Tennessee Alarm Systems Contractors Board declared that because Jackson does not hold an… Read More