Incident 472: NYPD's Deployment of Facial Recognition Cameras Reportedly Reinforced Biased Policing

Description: New York Police Department’s use of facial recognition deployment of surveillance cameras were shown using crowdsourced volunteer data reinforcing discriminatory policing against minority communities.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by New York Police Department, which harmed racial minorities.

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Khoa Lam
USA: Facial recognition technology reinforcing racist stop-and-frisk policing in New York – new research · 2022

New Yorkers living in areas at greater risk of stop-and-frisk by police are also more exposed to invasive facial recognition technology, new research by Amnesty International and partners has revealed.

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