Face matching

As It Searches for Suspects, the FBI May Be Looking at You

Questions about accuracy and transparency plague the bureau’s five-year-old face matching system.

The FBI has access to nearly 412 million photos in its facial recognition system—perhaps including the one on your driver’s license. But according to a new government watchdog report, the bureau doesn’t know how error-prone the system is, or whether it enhances or hinders investigations.

h/t Marvin

  • Linda1000

    It will likely become even more error-prone with the new “X” sex category on drivers’ licences. Is it “X” or “Y” – can’t remember. You know “X” was not a good choice to denote sex other than male or female. I mean you often mark an “X” in boxes on forms, questionnaires and voting ballots. Who came up with the idea of using “X” anyway.