Amazon’s new facial recognition software is being tested by law enforcement in several US states. However, it turns out that the software may not be as powerful as it first seemed. Reps John Lewis of Georgia, Bobby L. Rush of Illinois and 26 more lawmakers are at the center of these new revelations. The facial recognition technology developed by Amazon mistakenly identified them as people who had actually been arrested for crimes.
A police department in Orlando, Florida has confirmed it’s trying out real-time facial recognition technology. Amazon also recently confirmed that their facial recognition technology had been deployed to the Orlando police department.