Bishop International Airport to utilize Smart Helmets to measure temperatures, facial recognition
FLINT, Mich. Authorities with Bishop International Airport in Flint announced Friday it will be the first airport in the United States to utilize Smart Helmets. The Smart Helmet, developed by Italian company KeyBiz, can detect the temperature of multiple people, run facial recognition, license plate recognition and scan QR codes. The airport said photographs can be uploaded directly to the helmet itself to allow officers to scan and detect specific faces. READ: A closer look at facial recognition technologyThe Smart Helmets uses an AI module for processing thermal images, augmented reality displays, communication sensors and advanced aerospace technology. KeyBizs Smart Helmet has already been deployed in multiple airports outside of the United States, including Leonardo da VinciFiumicino Airport in Rome -- one of the busiest airports in Europe.
University of Michigan study: Ban facial recognition technology in schools
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Facial recognition technology should not be in schools, according to a new study out of the University of Michigan. Conducted at the University of Michigans Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, authors of the Cameras in the Classroom report recommend that the technology be banned from use in schools. The report states that use of facial recognition in schools would potentially exacerbate existing racial bias as facial recognition algorithms have higher inaccuracy rates with people of color. The study noted the marginalization of nonconforming students, commodifying data and a lack of regulation were additional factors in banning facial recognition in schools. Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools is a part of the U-M Ford Schools Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program Technology Assessment Project, a think-tank that works to understand the implications of emerging technology and provide evidence-based insight for policy development.
Shoddy investigative work -- Detroit police chief apologizes after arrest of innocent man
DETROIT Police Chief James Craig apologized Thursday after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. Williams was arrested after facial recognition software identified the wrong man. Craig said hes considering disciplinary action against his investigators who used facial recognition software to arrest Williams after someone else stole watches from a Shinola store. Craig said a 2019 triple-shooting at an LGTBQ+ party suspect was taken into custody using facial recognition software. RELATED: Facial recognition technology: Rep. Tlaib raises concerns during tour with Detroit police chief
Detroit police challenged over face recognition flaws, bias
The ACLU complaint said Detroit police unthinkingly relied on flawed and racist facial recognition technology without taking reasonable measures to verify the information being provided." DataWorks Plus, a South Carolina company that provides facial recognition technology to Detroit and the Michigan State Police, also couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Providers of police facial recognition systems often point to research showing they can be accurate when used properly under ideal conditions. Studies have also shown that face recognition systems don't perform equally across race, gender and age working best on white men and with potentially harmful consequences for others. Several cities, led by San Francisco last year, have banned use of facial recognition by municipal agencies.
Innocent Metro Detroit man arrested after facial recognition software identified wrong man
DETROIT The controversy over the use of facial recognition technology continues after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. They claim he was arrested based off of facial recognition software. READ: A closer look at facial recognition technologyAll of the photos had two things in common, said Williams Attorney, Victoria Burton-Harris. They were all Black faces and men.Once the cops identified Mr. Williams using facial recognition technology, said Phil Mayor with the ACLU of Michigan. The family is demanding a public apology and for the DPD to scrap its use of facial recognition software.
This never should have happened -- Wayne County prosecutor apologizes after innocent man arrested
DETROIT Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke to Local 4 Defenders after a Farmington Hill man was arrested at his home for a crime he didnt commit. He was arrested after facial recognition software identified the wrong man. She said the case brought by Detroit police was based only on the departments use of facial recognition technology. I am 100% sure they arrested the wrong person.It was issued by a prosecutor that shouldnt have, Worthy said. RELATED: Facial recognition technology: Rep. Tlaib raises concerns during tour with Detroit police chiefThis never should have happened.
Facial recognition technology helps Detroit police identify, arrest shooting suspect
DETROIT With help from facial recognition technology Detroit police arrested a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting that happened on the citys west side. Police said the shooting happened on May 25 at 11:30 p.m. at a gas station in the 13600 block of West Chicago. A group of people were outside the gas station when an argument occurred between several women, according to officials. Officers used video footage from Project Green Light Detroit and facial recognition software to identify and locate the suspect. Burns was located and arrested on May 27 in the 15400 block of Steel.