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Microsoft wields ML to catch child predators, city drops 7-year facial-recognition experiment after no arrests...

Lee D Silver badge

"San Diego has ended its seven-year experiment with facial recognition"

Yup. Could've told you that. I'm sure someone enriched their pockets by doing it but it's pointless as the false-positives are far too high, and far too important to leave to a computer system alone.

Every trial I've read, the only "arrests" come from random incidental things - i.e. they stopped a guy on a false positive for a mugger, but he just so happened to have some weed on him, so they nicked him. Nothing at all to do with any success of the system.

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