Fever Tablet Facial Recognition Misidentifies Teenager, Alleges Racial Profiling

By Zach Segal, Published Aug 04, 2021, 09:37am EDT (Info+)

A Michigan skating rink deployed a fever tablet with facial recognition that misidentified a Black teenager.

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The teenager's mother alleged racial profiling, while the skating rink owner told IPVM he purchased the unit based on a recommendation from a roller skating rink association.

Inside this note, we examine the case and the broader issues involved with facial recognition errors.

Mistaken ************** ********

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*** ********, ***** ********, *** ****** out ** * ******** ****** ******* rink,********* *****, ** **** ****, ***** ***** misidentified ** **** ***********, *** ***************. *** *** ******* *** ** the **** ** *** ******* **** Saturday ***** *** **** *** *** banned **** *** ***** ** *****. The ****’* **** *********** ****** ******* identified ***** ** * ********* **** who *** **** ** * ***** at *** ******** ******* ** *** year, *** ***** *** ***** **** to *** **** ******. *** ***** match **** *** ****** ***** **** to ****.

Fever ****** ****** ***********

*** ****’* *****, ****** *****, **** IPVM ** *** ***** * ***** tablet *** ****** *********** *** ** did *** **** ***** ***** *** declined ** ******* **** ***********.

**** ********** ***** **** ***** ******* *** typically ********** ** ********* **** ***********, skewing *******, *** ************ ************** *** ******** *** ***** **** temperature ***********.

**** *** *** **** * **** recognition ******** ** *********** *******, *** due ** *** ***-****, *** ***-******* imaging, **** ***** ******* ***-***** **** relying ** *** ****** *********** ** typical *********.

*** ***** **** *** ******* ******* the ** ** **** ************ *** *******:

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**** ** ** *** ************ ** TVT, ***** *** ******* ** *** relabellers, ** ***** ** ********* ** estimate *** ******** *** **** **** to *** ******* ****.

**** ***** ****** ***** *** *** using *** ****** *********** ********** *****-** or **** ***** ** *** * customer's *** *********, **** *** ********, which *********** ** **** ******** *** being * **** *********** ********* *******

Owner ***********

*****, *** **** *****, **** **** that *** ******** *** ********* *** fever ********* ******** ******* ****(***) **************, *** **** *** **** recognition *** ** *** ****** ** fights ** *** ********. ** **** the ****** *** “****** ****** ********” in *** **** *** **** ** displayed * **% ********** ** * match **** ***** ******** *** *******.

**** *** ****** ** **** *** mention ** * ***** ********* ******** on ****** ****. ***** ******** ** ******* *** recommendation, *** *** ******* ** ****** questions ***** *** ******** ** ***** reported ******** ** ****** *****.

Family **** *****

*****’* ******, ****** ********, **** *** Detroit *** **** **** *** ****** profiling:

** **, **'* ********* ****** ********* [...] ***'** **** ****** ***** ***** Black, ***** **** **** ******* **** the ******* *** ****'* *** *****.

*************** *** ****** ** *********** ****** legal ******.

*** **** **** *** ****** *** an ********* **** *** **** *** Detroit:

Facial *********** ******** ***********

***** ****** *********** ******* *** * growing ***** *** *******. ****** **** ***** ******** ******* ***** ** ***** ******* ***** on **** *********** ** *** ** and *** ***** ***** ****** ** the ************% ** ******** ******* **** ***** automatic **** *********** *********** ** **** and **** **** ***** *********.

***** ********** *** ******* **%+ ******** in ************* **** ** ****,****-***** ******* ** ***** ******* *** generally **** ***** *** ****** ******** *** ******, **** *********, ********* *****, ******** ***********, *** operator *****.

Outlook - ******** ** ******** ** ***

**** ******** **** ******** ** ******** or *** ****** *********** **** ******** as ******* ******** *** *********** ** facial ***********. ***** *********** *** ******* imperfections (*******, ********, ******, ***.) **** cause ******* ******** ** ******* *** confidently *********** ** * ****** *********** match ** ***** ** ***.

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****'* **** *** *** ***** **** to *** ********* ******* ** **** assuming. *** ******* ***** **** **** back *** ***** ***** **. **** shows *** ************* ** * ********** that ** *** *******.

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*** ***** ****** **** **** **** enable *** ******* **** ****...

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******* *** *** ** *** ********** employed **** ** ********* *** **** case ********.

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** ******* ******** **** **** ******* is **** ****** ******* ***** *** only ***** *****, *** **** **** are ******* ****** ** ******** **** a ********** ****** ******* *********** *** even ** **** ** *******! *** would **** *****? * **** **** they ***'* ***** *** ***** **** too **** ******* **** ******.

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