Facial recognition tools misidentify people of colour more often: U.S. study


Many facial recognition systems misidentify people of colour more often than white people, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday that is likely to heighten increasing skepticism of technology widely used by law enforcement agencies.

The study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found that, when conducting a particular type of database searching known as “one-to-one” matching, many facial recognition algorithms falsely identified African-American and Asian faces 10 to 100 times more than Caucasian faces.





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