No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act of 2019 (S 2689, 116th Congress)
Prohibits the use of physical biometric recognition technology, including technologies that identify an individual through DNA or through facial recognition, in federally-supported rental housing units.
The Verge – New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition technology is subject to biases based on the data sets provided and the conditions in which algorithms are created.
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