Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm


Publication Title
The New York Times
Publication/Creation Date
July 24 2020
Creators/Contributors
Kashmir Hill (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"A nationwide debate is raging about racism in law enforcement. Across the country, millions are protesting not just the actions of individual officers, but bias in the systems used to surveil communities and identify people for prosecution.

Facial recognition systems have been used by police forces for more than two decades. Recent studies by M.I.T. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, have found that while the technology works relatively well on white men, the results are less accurate for other demographics, in part because of a lack of diversity in the images used to develop the underlying databases."

HCI Platform
Ambient
Location on Body
Face
Source
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/technology/facial-recognition-arrest.html

Date archived
July 2 2020
Last edited
March 29 2021
How to cite this entry
Kashmir Hill. (July 24 2020). "Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm". The New York Times. The New York Times. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4643