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Why some cities, states and lawmakers want to curb facial recognition technology

Authorities across the U.S. have been appealing to citizens to entrust them with facial recognition software as an additional means for combating crime. Fears of AI security breaches, partially accentuated by China’s development of AI technology, have caused lawmakers and some tech giants to approach the technology with a greater degree of caution.

Some critics of the technology have cited racial profiling, faulty identification, and discrimination as arguments for halting legislation that would allow for widespread use of facial recognition software, even though the NIST found that recognition accuracy could fall below 10% in certain instances.

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