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Commercial facial recognition companies drive surveillance in cities.


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Privacy Violation

Black people in the US are already over-surveilled and harassed by law enforcement at rates many times white peoples' experiences. AI is likely to make this problem worse as cities embed biased, inaccurate facial recognition models into surveillance cameras. Banjo AI signed a multi-million dollar contract with Utah to run its crime detection algorithms atop the state's many CCTV feeds. The problematic-in-oh-so-many-ways Clearview AI is going a step further and developing its own surveillance camera. The result is likely to be yet more surveillance and violation of people of color's privacy.

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