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Friday, July 27, 2018

Tri-Caucus Chairs Statement On Amazon Rekognition

Tri-Caucus Chairs Statement On Amazon Rekognition

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – released the following joint statement in response to a test of Amazon’s facial recognition platform that misidentified 28 members of Congress, a disproportionate number of whom were people of color, as people who have been arrested for a crime.

Facial recognition and artificial intelligence technology have advanced significantly, but the recent ACLU test confirms how far such technology has to go – especially when it applies to our daily lives. The Tri-Caucus encourages both the tech community and the law enforcement community to take our concerns about the use of these emerging technologies seriously and engage in an open and honest discussion with our members going forward.”

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