Incident 108: Skating Rink’s Facial Recognition Cameras Misidentified Black Teenager as Banned Troublemaker

Description: A Black teenager living in Livonia, Michigan was incorrectly stopped from entering a roller skating rink after its facial-recognition cameras misidentified her as another person who had been previously banned for starting a skirmish with other skaters.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Riverside Arena Skating Rink, which harmed Lamya Robinson and Black Livonia residents.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


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