Orlando Breaks Amazon's Controversial Face Detection Pilot Program for Technical Malfunctions
A pilot of the Amazon face recognition program comes to an end in Orlando after technical problems, bandwidth issues, and criticism of the controversial face recognition technology. Real-time suspects, according to Orlando Weekly, were deployed with four cameras in the city police department.
"At the time, the city was unable to allocate resources to the pilot so we could make significant progress in completing the required configuration and testing," Orlando's Chief Administrative Office said in a memo to the company City council. The publication reports that the city "has no immediate plans for future pilots to explore this type of face recognition technology".
The American Civil Liberties Union, which put the pilot program in the spotlight for the first time over a year ago, prompted a backlash by technologists and others claiming that the program was biased against blacks and some US legislators, praised the decision the city in a statement to Fox News.
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"We congratulate the Orlando Police Department for finally finding out what we have long warned about – Amazon's surveillance technology does not work "Matt Cagle, lawyer for technology and civil liberties at ACLU in Northern California, poses a threat to our privacy and civil liberties." This failed pilot program shows exactly why surveillance decisions should be made by the public through their elected leaders and not of companies that secretly use police officers to use dangerous systems against the public. "
and the decision of three US cities to authorize bans on facial recognition: Oakland, California, San Francisco, California, and Somerville, Massachusetts. according to Orlando Weekly.
Orlando's Chief Information Officer, Rosa Akhtarkhavari, told the newspaper that bandwidth issues prevented city employees from using Amazon's powerful software with more than one camera – and things did not always work as expected.  YOUTUBE STAR'S DEATH REQUESTS AMAZON TO PRESS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR E-SCOOTERS
The City Security Camera According to Orlando Weekly reports, the correct video resolution was lacking to get clear images of the group of officers, volunteering as volunteers, and video feeds were randomly split when civil servants could start streaming the software.
The pilot lasted 15 months and Amazon sent teams to Orlando for free, reports the Florida news agency.
Orlando Weekly also reports that Rekognition relies on the so-called MegaFace dataset of nearly 5 million facial images and two additional datasets that Amazon issues as proprietary. "
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