Incident 439: Detroit Police Wrongfully Arrested Black Man Due To Faulty Facial Recognition

Description: A Black man was wrongfully detained by the Detroit Police Department as a result of a false facial recognition (FRT) result.


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Alleged: DataWorks Plus developed an AI system deployed by Detroit Police Department, which harmed Michael Oliver and Black people in Detroit.

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A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.