Facial-Recognition Technology Needs More Regulation

Facial-Recognition Technology Needs More Regulation
Algorithms that can recognize people are too often biased or inaccurate—and they can easily invade our privacy

Editor’s Note (11/9/20): Ballot measures passed in the recent election included strengthening an existing ban on the use of facial recognition by police and public officials in Portland, Me., as well as other regulations of technology. This editorial provides more information on the issues with facial recognition and why jurisdictions across the U.S. are attempting to control its use.

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