On Tuesday, San Francisco barred local authorities from using facial recognition technology, arguing its risk to “civil rights and liberties substantially outweighs its purported benefits.”
San Francisco’s airports, private businesses and individuals can still use the technology.
MIT researchers found Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ mistook nearly 1 one in five women for men, and almost one in three darker-skinned women for men. Earlier studies found IBM, Microsoft, and Megvii’s recognition identified white men’s faces far more accurately.
Yet the US has no federal laws regulating AI’s use in citizen surveillance.
How should governments legislate artificial intelligence? By enforcing individual rights to privacy—corporate transparency—public ownership of key projects?
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