“Public trust is a vital condition for artificial intelligence to be used productively.” —Sir Mark Walport
In January 2020 Detroit resident and father of two, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was recognized by a police pc utilizing facial recognition software program because the doubtless shoplifter of a number of costly watches. Williams, who’s a black man, was detained and held in jail over evening till the investigating officers realized that software program identification was primarily based on a photograph that merely didn’t appear to be Williams. He was ultimately launched however solely after the non-public and emotional injury was performed. The New York Times reported that the prosecutor assigned to this case stated “We apologize. This does not in any way make up for the hours that Mr. Williams spent in jail.”
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