(Washington Times) Amazon’s facial recognition software wrongly matched dozens of members of Congress to mugshots of other Americans with criminal records, in a test run by the ACLU.
Among the 28 lawmakers wrongly matched with mugshots were civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, major immigrant-rights figure Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez and three senators.
The American Civil Liberties Union did the test, using Amazon’s Rekognition software, to try to show the faults in the tool, which civil libertarians have been complaining about.
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The ACLU said black and Latino lawmakers were more likely than the average member of Congress to be matched with a mugshot.