Met Police's facial recognition system shows racial bias

25/05/2023 | The Register

At a hearing held by the UK Parliament's Science, Innovation and Technology Select Committee, it was revealed the live facial recognition system used by the Metropolitan police during the King's Coronation can exhibit racial bias. Dr Tony Mansfield, a principal research scientist, found that the NEC-based system used by the Met was prone to bias against Black individuals when run at low and easy thresholds.

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