Canada's Police Service Admits to Utilizing Facial Recognition — After Beforehand Denying It

Canada's Police Service Admits to Using Facial Recognition -- After Previously Denying It

Canada’s federal and nationwide police service the RCMP denied it was utilizing facial recognition expertise only a few weeks in the past. However now long-time Slashdot reader satanicat quotes the CBC:

[L]ast week, as the controversy over the ethics of Clearview AI’s facial recognition expertise was heating up and following stories the corporate’s consumer checklist had been hacked, the RCMP issued an announcement confirming it had been utilizing the expertise for not less than the earlier 4 months. “The discrepancy is the results of an error on our half,” stated spokesperson Catherine Fortin in an e mail late Wednesday…

On Thursday, the pressure stated its youngster exploitation unit has used the expertise, ensuing within the rescue of two kids, for about 4 months. It is also acknowledged “a couple of items within the RCMP” are utilizing the controversial tech to “improve legal investigations.”

“Exterior of use of the appliance in youngster sexual exploitation instances, utilization has been explored on a really restricted trial foundation,” stated Fortin Wednesday, including that RCMP headquarters continues to be confirming with all its divisions about what items have been utilizing Clearview AI.

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