Ontario watchdog would be ‘very concerned’ about police using tools like Clearview AI

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6442933/canada-police-facial-recognition/

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Four out of 11 major Canadian law enforcement agencies say they use or are exploring using facial recognition software, the controversial technology that has been found to be flawed and has prompted privacy advocates to call for it to be banned. And Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner is expressing concern over the prospect of police using a new type of facial recognition software that collects billions of images of people from social media and other sites… A recent study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. found that many facial recognition systems misidentify people of colour more often than white people.