Smile: One half of the US population have their faces in a facial recognition program.
This “A white mask worked better” story is about an incredibly talented young researcher, ironically from Mississippi, who is performing anti-bias testing and other validation work on visual data analytical programs. It is all about algorithms.
Commercial producers of these so-called ‘policing’ algorithm programs proliferating in criminal investigations include:
- facial recognition (The Atlantic)
- familial (Erin Murphy) and mixture DNA databases (ProPublica)
- criminal ‘predictive/forecasting of criminal intent’ analysis (A Rand Report).