Facial Recognition Study Renews Civil Rights Concerns

A National Institute of Standards and Technology study found that many of the world’s top facial recognition systems exhibit significant race and gender biases.

By Livia Luan

Last December, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that many of the world’s top facial recognition systems disproportionately misidentify people of color, women, elderly people, and children — some of the most vulnerable groups in society.

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