If police use of facial recognition technology continues to spread, what we will create is structural discrimination with ramifications that fall on racial fault lines. If you think Canada is divided now, just wait.
Ottawa police and Wet'sutwet'en solidarity protestors pictured during a march in downtown Ottawa on Feb. 24. Facial recognition technology is being used by law enforcement without public oversight, and its tendency to disproportionately misidentify people of colour, LGBTQ2+ people, and women makes it inherently biased, writes Erica Ifill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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