Skip to comments.Amazon facial recognition 'wrongly' matches 28 members of Congress with criminal mugshots....
Posted on 07/26/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT by caww
28 members of Congress were wrongly matched to criminal mugshots from a database public mugshot photographs.
In a study by the American Civil Liberties Union, all 535 faces of lawmakers in the House and Senate were scanned against the faces of the 25,000 mugshots, using Amazons Rekognition application programming interface.
Included in the list of 28 lawmakers who were falsely identified as criminals were Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sens. John Isakson, R-Ga., and Ed Markey, D-Mass. ACLU also noted that a high percentage of those caught up in the false matches were people of color.
An Amazon spokesperson told the Verge that the faulty matches could be attributed to poor calibration, and the fact that it was using a confidence threshold of 80 percent the default setting. Amazon recommends that if law enforcement were to use the technology, it should be operating at least at a 95 percent threshold since the results of a false identification could lead to more significant consequences.
While 80 [percent] confidence is an acceptable threshold for photos of hot dogs, chairs, animals, or other social media use cases, it wouldnt be appropriate for identifying individuals with a reasonable level of certainty, the spokesperson said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Are we sure they’re false positives? I say we jail them until we’re really sure.
The future is now!
Uhhhhh.....how was that wrong....I expected a higher number, especially among the democraps.....
It’s a good thing that a jury of your peers is required to convict you.
Multiple studies have shown that facial recognition works poorly on 'people of color' generally. Might be related to calibration, but probably is related to poor contrast - like the early film industry's migration from brunettes and towards blondes.
Jeez it missed a lot didn’t it?
I like it.
Sounds like it’s working just fine.
Most of those in congress could and should be charged with and convicted of Depraved Indifference.
If they were Republicans they would name names... so what does that tell us folks? All democrats.
Algorithm reading in truth mode.
Maxine Waters face falsely identified as an ugly mutt, half Pug and half Rottweiler.
I have read where everyone on Earth has at least six other people who look just like them and they aren’t related thru DNA.
Are they sure about that? Put them in holding cells until there is a Congressional investigation then hearing!
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