Incident 310: High False Positive Rate by SWP's Facial Recognition Use at Champion's League Final

Description: South Wales Police (SWP)’s automated facial recognition (AFR) at the Champion's League Final football game in Cardiff wrongly identified innocent people as potential matches at an extremely high false positive rate of more than 90%.


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Alleged: NEC developed an AI system deployed by South Wales Police, which harmed FInals attendees and falsely accused Finals attendees.

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Khoa Lam


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