Smart cities in the global south: facial recognition in Delhi

Wired has an article on the pervasive use of facial recognition software in New Delhi, and it’s astonishingly low accuracy rate of 80%.

This could lead to new types of exclusionary practices in today’s “smart cities”:

Anushka Jain, associate policy counsel for surveillance and technology with the IFF, who filed for this information, observes: 

“This could lead to harassment of the individual just because the technology is saying that they look similar to the person the police are looking for.” She added that this move by the Delhi Police could also result in harassment of people from communities that have been historically targeted by law enforcement officials.

Link to the full article on Wired >>

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