Police facial recognition systems are 98 per cent inaccurate, says research

Nicholas Fearn
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The systems are a waste of money, argues Big Brother Watch

Most of the results generated by automated facial recognition systems used by the police are inaccurate and a waste of tax payers' money, according to a new study. After making 50 freedom of inf...

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