Looks like Orlando won’t quit its controversial test of Amazon’s facial recognition software after all.
The city of Orlando and Orlando Police Department released a joint statement on Monday announcing the city would continue testing Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning facial recognition technology, which has the power to identify every face in a crowd.
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Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Orlando lawmakers claiming it started testing the program “without inviting a public debate, obtaining local legislative authorization, or adopting rules to prevent harm to Orlando community members,” and demanded that it “immediately” stop using it. Read more…
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