Chinese facial recognition system confuses bus ad with a jaywalker


The police have since deleted the infraction and claim they’ve upgraded the facial recognition technology to “reduce the false recognition rate,” although it’s unclear just what they could have done to address this specific issue.

While commentators joked about the case of mistaken identity, it illustrates just what can go wrong with facial recognition technology even if you tolerate constant public surveillance. If there’s a false hit, it can tarnish an innocent person’s record — and not everyone has the luxury of bus ads or an easily recognizable face to help clear their name.

, 2018-11-23 01:30:00

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