UK still using racially biased passport tool despite available update

THE UNITED KINGDOM government has didn’t deploy an updated version of an “effectively racist” face analysis algorithm used for checking passport pictures, despite knowing it works poorly for some black people. The improved version has been designed for greater than a year.

New Scientist revealed in 2019 that the house Office had deployed a face-detection system because of its passport photo-checking service despite paying attention it worked badly with very light and incredibly dark skin.

The passport office said …

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