Face recognition technology used by FBI for criminal investigation has no restriction on "lack accuracy"

ByJustin Pickard

Research of Georgetown University Privacy & Technology CenterAccording to the United States, about half of the face photos of adults are registered in the government database, and FBI is freely accessible for criminal investigation. 80% of registered people are not involved in past crimes, photos taken via passports or driver's licenses are used, but database algorithms often lead to incorrect conclusions and regulations Because there is no law to control, it is the present condition that it can not be controlled.

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It took place on March 22, 2017Hearing of the American House CommitteeIn the face recognition database which the FBI can freely access for crime resolution, the accuracy of the algorithm is not high, 15% was accused of identifying the person himself, especially black people 's mistakes more than white people It was.

Currently there is no regulation by federal law and judicial precedent for FBI to use facial recognition technology for investigation in the United States. Representative Jason Chaffetz said, "Face recognition technology is a powerful tool to protect people, their property, border, and state, but face recognition technology is also used to attach specific individuals and harass In particular, in freedom of speech, it has been used to set aims for people trying to participate in specific political meetings, protest actions, churches, etc. "said privacy advocacy The factions claimed that the FBI should have strict rules on using face recognition technology.

Although FBI can access not only facial photographs but also fingerprint and DNA databases, fingerprints and DNA are basically collected when committing a crime. However, it is a big problem from the viewpoint of privacy that face photographs can be gathered from passports and driver's licenses when traveling without the consent of the person himself. In addition, the FBI said that it had set up arrangements with 18 states in the US to gather licensed photos to be registered in the database.

Then, in 2016, the Government's Board of Audit and Inspection (GAO) analyzed the use of FBI's face recognition technology, and the obligation of responsibility, the lack of supervision and accuracy became clear, and I called on the FBI to tackle the problem. Particularly, the system is not tested for false positives or race bias as a big problem. Mr. Diana Maurer of GAO pointed out that "even people registered face photographs without consent carries the burden of arresting false positives, even the fact that federal investigators suddenly come to work or at home." .

Moreover, not only is the accuracy of the algorithm not only defective, but also that African Americans are likely to be subject to monitoringAs pointed outAlthough FBI, which was asked to test about race bias, "I do not judge the race because the system does not judge race, so I do not need a test" is returned. Representative Elijah Cummings of the state of Maryland condemned, saying "Technology ignores disproportionately affecting people in Africa by ignoring test requirements."

ByMatthew Henry

For the opinion that "some regulation is necessary for FBI's face recognition technology", we are actually developing face recognition technologyKairosCEO of Mr. Brian Brackeen also agreed. Mr. Brackeen explained that the FBI has no regulation as "uncomfortable situation" and claimed that "personal privacy must be observed". Kairos is saying that Kairos is refusing the government's work to avoid regulation on private partnership with the government at present, and to avoid using its own technology for monitoring.

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