Google attempting to improve its facial recognition algorithms by collecting data from people with dark skin is raising further concerns about the ethics of the data harvesting.

“Though research shows clearly that facial recognition systems disproportionately misidentify black and brown faces, the goal should not be to improve the accuracy on this extremely invasive system.” In the context of existing racial bias in the criminal legal system and in counter-terrorism, it should be no one’s goal to make the technology easier to use against people of color – especially black, AMEMSA [Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian] communities and undocumented people.”

Malkia Cyril via The Guardian


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