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Cities Pushing Back On Surveillance and Pre-Crime AI Systems

July 5, 2019

Technocracy News & Trends for Friday, July 5, 2019

It is encouraging that some police departments are already beginning to drop pre-crime AI systems because they have not delivered the intended results, much less “preempting criminal activity.”

TN predicts that the city rush is on to ban facial recognition tech. In this case, Somerville got this right: “the public use of face surveillance can chill the exercise of constitutionally protected free speech.”

Stories covered today

Pre-Crime AI: ‘It Wasn’t Telling Us Anything We Didn’t know’

Somerville, MA: Second City Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco: Techies Who Transformed it, Hate It