Hundreds of agencies, including the FBI and ICE, have access to Ohio AG’s facial recognition platform
More than 4,500 individuals at federal and local law enforcement agencies currently have access to a facial recognition database hosted by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, including at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This week’s FOIA round-up: The U.S. Army’s six figure water bill and records show facial recognition software is being tested on photos of abused children
In this week’s FOIA round-up, the U.S. Army charges an environmental group with a hefty FOIA fee, researchers discover that a sub-agency in the Department of Commerce is employing pictures of immigrants, dead people, and abused children in their facial recognition test program, and Texas public records are increasingly harder to get.
The AI Now Institute is calling for checks on the datasets used by predictive policing systems because of concerns that the technology can perpetuate, rather than address, “dirty” policing practices.
Shifting from Tasers to AI, Axon wants to use terabytes of data to automate police records and redactions
Axon, one of the most prominent suppliers of tech tools to law enforcement, is shifting from selling its signature Tasers to embedding artificial intelligence in police departments around the country
Teams of scholars at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tackling bias in facial recognition technology have two recommendations for its developers: more external oversight and more representative training data.