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Current Event December 9, 2016

Debate: Should Law Enforcement Rely on Facial Recognition?


Law enforcement’s use of facial recognition databases is expanding, but the technology is not as accurate as it could be. Nearly half of all American adults, more than 117 million people, have been entered into a database for use by police and FBI. In large databases, it is more likely to find people who look similar. This technology also does not work well with darker skin. Listen to hear more about this technology and debate whether law enforcement should rely on facial recognition.

Law Technology

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National Public Radio © 2016 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 10/25/2016


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