Category Archives: facial recognition

Forensics: Full of false equivalencies. Op-ed claims ‘The face of hysteria: New York must preserve facial recognition as a tool for law enforcement ‘ – New York Daily News

Terrific example of “use it and fix it later.” Ive heard the same about phrenology and bitemarks as recently presented at #AAFS2021. Here is how the NYPD manipulates video evidence. Ridiculous. The op-ed is below these images. The Minneapolis City … Continue reading

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Forensics: Its not facial recognition. We scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to see how facial features are controlled by genes

This is a legitimate first start. Many other loci yet to be studied. This has potential for studying genetic disorders. Phenotyping from DNA is still junk. Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your … Continue reading

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Forensics: Genetic phenotyping takes another hit. Man in sketch doesn’t look like suspect in killing of Sherry Black | KUTV

The commercial software and gene-reading developer says otherwise. What a joke. HTwenty-nine-year-old Adam Durborrow, the man arrested on suspicion of killing South Salt Lake bookstore owner Sherry Black in 2010, bears no resemblance to a suspect sketch released three years … Continue reading

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Forensics: Convicted by software? Not so fast, says California lawmaker

The statements from the go to cop DNA mixture guru at TrueAllele continues to be self serving and problematic. Ive heard similar claims of accuracy from palm readers on TV. Doesnt seem to bother him much. Democratic Rep. Mark Takano … Continue reading

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Forensics: Facial recognition sucks. Opinion | I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it? – The Washington Post

Flawed technology should not be able to automate racist police policies. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/24/i-was-wrongfully-arrested-because-facial-recognition-why-are-police-allowed-use-this-technology/

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Forensics: Drilling down on Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias

Too bad this has a purchase firewall. Abstract inly. — Read on pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

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Forensics: Facial recognition. No talk about accuracy; alot implied about facial algorithms selecting certain “constant” features. #Bertillion

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