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Facial Recognition Tech Is Creepy When It Works—And Creepier When It Doesn’t

It’s a powerful tool, but recent incidents have shown that there’s no winning with facial recognition.

For an extreme example of what can go wrong, take data recently released by an EU Freedom of Information request and then posted by the South Wales police. It shows that at the Champions League final game in Cardiff last year, South Wales police logged 173 true face matches and wrongly identified a whopping 2,297 people as suspicious—a 92 percent false positive rate.

Source: Facial Recognition Tech Is Creepy When It Works—And Creepier When It Doesn’t | WIRED

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