Amazon fires back on ACLU Congressional face recognition finding

The ACLU test used the Amazon software’s built-in defaults, but Amazon says it tells law enforcement customers to use more stringent settings to limit false positives.

A recent test by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Amazon’s Rekognition image-recognition tool that matched 28 photos of members of Congress to other people’s mugshots has been “misinterpreted,” argues Matt Wood, who manages AI technology within Amazon Web Services, in a blog post on Friday.

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