Congress still wants answers from Amazon about its facial recognition tech

Congress still wants answers from Amazon about its facial recognition tech


Eight Democratic members of Congress asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for more information about the company's facial recognition software, which has already been used by some police forces.

In a letter dated Thursday, the lawmakers expressed concern that the Recognition software wasn't yet accurate enough to be used by law enforcement. 

"Facial recognition technology may one day serve as a useful tool for law enforcement officials working to protect the American public and keep us safe," the members of Congress wrote. "However, at this time, we have serious concerns that this type of product has significant accuracy issues, places disproportionate burdens on communities of color, and could stifle Americans' willingness to exercise their First Amendment rights in public." Read more




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