Police Are Using Gunshot Detection Tech To Justify Stop-and-Frisks
In Chicago, a government watchdog says Shotspotter alerts have only led to evidence of gun crime in 9 percent of cases.
AI Can Guess Your Race Based On X-Rays, and Researchers Don't Know How
Experts say medical images like X-Rays and CT scans allow algorithms to determine a patient's race—and warn it could lead to bias and discrimination.
More Cities Are Moving to Drop Automated Gunshot-Detection Tech
Experts say ShotSpotter is unreliable and disproportionately calls armed police into Black and brown neighborhoods.
Police Are Telling ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence From Gunshot-Detecting AI
Prosecutors in Chicago are being forced to withdraw evidence generated by the technology, which led to the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo earlier this year.
Gunshot-Detecting Tech Is Summoning Armed Police to Black Neighborhoods
A Motherboard investigation found that ShotSpotter frequently generates false alerts—and it's deployed almost exclusively in non-white neighborhoods.
Tech Companies Are Already Building Tucker Carlson’s School Surveillance Fever Dream
Republicans want to stop discussions about racism by filling classrooms with cameras. We're already halfway there.
Debit Card Apps for Kids Are Collecting a Shocking Amount of Personal Data
Hackers Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking I’m Mark Zuckerberg
Using a new technique, researchers say they can make AI systems misidentify people by adding small bits of data to the images.
A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers
Clerks at 7-Eleven and other convenience stores are being constantly monitored by a voice of god that can intervene from thousands of miles away.
Facial Recognition Failures Are Locking People Out of Unemployment Systems
ID.me's CEO says unemployment fraud is costing taxpayers $400 billion, but his own company is denying claims because of problems with its tech, users say.
Honolulu Police Used a Robot Dog to Patrol a Homeless Encampment
Local police used $150,000 in COVID relief funds to purchase Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, Spot.
Tech Companies Are Training AI to Read Your Lips
First came facial recognition. Now, an early form of lip-reading AI is being deployed in hospitals, power plants, public transportation, and more.