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Police searched for suspects in unapproved trial of facial recognition tech, Clearview AI
日期:2020-05-15 08:32 作者: 来源:新西兰电视台网 相似文章:2条
          

        

        AnunapprovedpolicetrialofcontroversialfacialrecognitionsoftwareconducteddozensofsearchesforsuspectsinNewZealand.

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        Source:1NEWS

        

        

        

        

        

        ByMackenzieSmithfromrnz.co.nz

        

        

        Thisweek,RNZrevealedpolicedidnothaveanyofthenecessaryclearancefromtheirbosses,theGovernmentorthePrivacyCommissionertotestAmericansoftwareClearviewAI.PoliceconductedashorttrialbetweenFebruaryandMarch,butdecidednottousethetechnology.

        

        

        Clearview,whichisusedbyhundredsoflawenforcementagenciesintheUnitedStatesandaroundtheworld,iseffectivelyasearchabledatabaseofbillionsofimagesliftedfromtheinternetthatcaneasilyidentifypeopleoncetheirphotosareuploaded.

        

        

        DuringtheNewZealandtrial,apoliceteaminthehightechcrimeunittestedClearviewbyuploadingimagesofofficersandsuspects.

        

        

        PolicenationalmanagerofcriminalinvestigationsTomFitzgeraldsaiditsusewaslimitedtoabout150searchesofpolicevolunteers,androughly30searchesofpersonsofinterest.Thisonlyinvolvedaboutfivesuspects,buteachgeneratedseveralsearches.

        

        

        Fitzgeraldsaidpoliceonlygotonesuccessfulmatchforapersonwhosephotowasalreadyinthemedia.

        

        

        "WeveprovenClearviewdidntwork,"hesaid,addingthatitwouldnotbeusedinthefuture.

        

        

        OfficialemailsreleasedtoRNZshowhowpolicefirstusedthetechnology:bysubmittingimagesofwantedpeoplewhopolicesaylooked"tobeofMāoriorPolynesianethnicity",aswellas"Irishroofcontractors".

        

        

        Fitzgeraldsaidthosepeopleweretargetedinpartbecausetheywantedtotestifthesoftware,likesomeotherfacialrecognitionsystems,struggledtoidentifynon-Europeans.

        

        

        "Thetestincludedthatandc_onfirm_editdidntwork,"hesaid.

        

        

        InitsfirstcontactwithpoliceinJanuary,Clearviewpitcheditsproductasasolutiontocounter-terrorism.

        

        

        Fitzgeraldsaidaspartofthatpitch,thecompanyclaimedtohavemadeasuccessfulmatchwhenitranthephotooftheChristchurchmosqueattackerthroughitssystem.

        

        

        "Whileobviouslyourtechnologywasnotavailableatthetime,thismayhelphighlighthowClearviewcanbeusedforcounter-terrorismtoquicklyandaccuratelyidentifysuspectsandbuildupinvestigations,"MarkoJukic,aClearviewemployee,toldpoliceinanemailobtainedbyRNZ.

        

        

        Jukicwasreportedlyfiredafteritemergedheheldcontroversialviews.

        

        

        Fitzgeraldc_onfirm_edtoRNZthatpoliceunderstandJukicisamemberofthealt-rightintheUnitedStates.HesaidthisdidnotcomeupduringduediligencechecksonClearview.

        

        

        Hesaidthepoliceteamundertakingthetrialwerewell-meaningbutinhindsighttheyshouldhavesoughtapprovalfirst.

        

        

        "Ithinktheyveallrealisedthatwouldbeeasiertodothatearlierbeforeanyconversation,ratherthanseeingifitsfitforpurposefirst."

        

        

        Fitzgeraldsaidfacialrecognitionsoftwarestillhadthepotentialtoassistpoliceoperations,buttheywerenotactivelyconsideringanyotheroptionsfollowingtheconclusionoftheClearviewtrial.

        

        

        AndrewChen,aresearcherspecialisinginfacialrecognitionattheUniversityofAuckland,saiditwasnotsurprisingClearviewwassoineffectiveforpolice.

        

        

        "ItsstillaUScompany,itslargelylookingatUSsources.IfNewZealandersarentinthatdatasetitsnotgoingtorecogniseNewZealandersverywell."