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Why 2020 was a pivotal, contradictory year for facial recognition

Why 2020 was a pivotal, contradictory year for facial recognition

The racial justice movement pushed problems with the technology into public consciousness—but despite scandals and bans, its growth isn’t slowing. Alexander Farnsworth | Getty America’s first confirmed wrongful arrest by facial recognition technology happened in January 2020. Robert Williams, a Black man, was arrested in his driveway just outside Detroit, with his wife and young daughter watching. He spent the night in jail....

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