AI Experts Question Amazon’s Facial Recognition Technology

Many AI researchers for major tech firms such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook have signed a letter to stop Amazon from giving away its facial recognition to law enforcement agencies mainly because that technology is biased towards people of color and women. A peer review study conducted by researchers at MIT revealed that Amazon’s facial recognition technology, known as Rekognition, has problems identifying females and dark skinned women. It mistakes women for men 19% of the time, and for women of color 31%.

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In December 2018, the Bridgeport Police Department officially launched the ShotSpotter – a system that detects gunfire and gives police officers instant access to shooting location maps, as well as information on how many shooters are present and how many shots were fired. The automated system uses computerized sensors placed on buildings and lamp posts throughout the city to detect gunfire. With this technology, police can better predict where shooting may occur, and, consequently, help officers respond more quickly to violence. The system is not a replacement for residents calling in shots fired. Moreover, the data collected can even help neighborhoods combat gun violence through promoting health programs in areas where gun violence usually happens. Despite how ShotSpotter does not have biometric scanning features like other police technologies, it does raise privacy concerns. Some people believe that the system will pick up and record conversations, while others believe it will eventually have more features added (including the ability to record conversations).

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) System

In 2014, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division developed an efficient electronic repository of biometric and criminal history information – the Next Generation Identification (NGI). It’s one of the largest biometric systems in the world, and it’s fully operational in more than 18,000 Bureau offices and other law enforcement and intelligence communities across the country.
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Black Woman Arrested For Climbing the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day

I can understand why police officers arrested her.

A lot of people visit Ellis Island, and I believe that you have to purchase expensive tickets to access the crown.

…And I do know that the original torch of the statue was removed because of a bombing attack.

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…How in the world did she get on the Statue of Liberty?

(The first half of this blog post will be about my reaction to this article, while the second-half will focus on my reaction to another article about the same incident.)

(Right now, I’m assuming that a lot of people are defending that woman’s actions like the author of that article.)

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Ted Bundy

Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy was an American serial killer, rapist, and necrophilic.

Although he confessed to over 30 murders, the total number of victims is unknown and believed to range between 26 to over 100.

Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy was an American serial killer, rapist, and necrophilic.

Although he confessed to over 30 murders, the total number of victims is unknown and believed to range between 26 to over 100.

Warning: Graphic content below.






“You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”




“I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”




“Well-meaning, decent people will condemn the behavior of a Ted Bundy, while they’re walkign past a magazine rack full of the very kinds of things that send young kids down the road to be Ted Bundys.”




“I’m as cold as the motherfucker as you’ve ever put your fucking eyes on. I don’t give a shit about those people.”




“What’s one less person on the face of the earth anyway?”




“I have known people who radiate vulnerability. Their facial expressions say I am afraid of you. These people invite abuse. By expecting to be hurt, do they subtly encourage it?”




“The fantasy that accompanies and generates the anticipation that precedes the crime is always more stimulating than the immediate aftermath of the crime itself.”