Amazonís Twitter ambassadors are blurring the line between fact and fiction

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the big lessons of Amazonís HQ2 debacle, at least from my perspective, was that the company can be weirdly tone-deaf. A purported nationwide search to find a home for a ďsecond headquartersĒ looked, as soon as the company announced it had settled on New York and Washington, DC, as if it had been a ruse. New York pushed back, Amazon dropped its plans, and the entire episode has faded into memory. But the public-relations apparatus responsible for managing Amazonís relationship with our democracy has continued to undertake information operations designed to burnish its image. And this week, the world took notice. Amazon has long faced criticism over the working conditions in its fulfillment centers, where workers strive to remain... Continue reading…

Facial recognition test mistakenly identified 26 California legislators as criminals

The results of the experiment were similar to last year's, which identified 28 members of the US Congress as criminals. In both studies, the ALCU contends that the majority of misidentifications ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Techspot

Amazon's Rekognition falsely matched lawmakers to criminals... again, ACLU says - CNET

Amazon says the ACLU is misrepresenting its facial recognition software.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from CNET

Facial recognition tech misidentified 26 California lawmakers as criminals

The ACLU, which wants to ban facial recognition technology in police body cameras, says that its own tests of the technology mistakenly flagged 26 California lawmakers as criminals. ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Engadget

California lawmakers want to ban facial-recognition technology in police body camera

Almost one of five California state legislators was falsely flagged as a criminal in an ACLU test.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from CNN

Amazon's Face Recognition Tech Once Again Pegs Politicians as Criminals

Facial recognition systems are still far from accurate, and yet government agencies continue to push for its deployment. To illustrate the existing flaws of the tech, the ACLU conducted another ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

Facial recognition mistakes lawmakers for CRIMINALS in tests conducted by ACLU

In a demonstration by the ACLU, about 26 California lawmakers were misidentified by face-matching software built by Amazon, putting the rate of a mismatch at about 1 in 5.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

Amazon’s face-recognition tool falsely matched California lawmakers to mugshots, ACLU says

More than half were people of color. A test of Amazon’s controversial face recognition software found it matched more than one in five California state legislators to images from a set ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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