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While the majority of people in the United States approve of the police using facial recognition technology, experts warn that some may be relying on it too heavily, and that the level of human involvement still required cannot be underestimated.
Former NYPD inspector Joseph Courtesis:
“We create less bias when we use facial recognition algorithms in our work.”
Concerns about biometric recognition algorithms often come down to the issue of tackling racial or gender bias.
To train a viable AI model, you need data. Lots of it. But what do you do if there just isn't enough? Simple: you make some up. Or, to put it in fancier terms, you “generate synthetic data”.
“Proving guilt requires more than a fingerprint match,” says the director of the Institute of Forensic Science
Biometric fingerprint identification has helped forensic experts in thousands of investigations. Yet, the fingerprint itself is just one piece of evidence evaluated by the court.
How did the police catch villains back in the old days, before the dawn of computers, fancy tech gadgets and automated biometric identification systems?
Since 1986, DNA has revolutionised criminal investigations, arresting killers and clearing the innocent. However, even though DNA fingerprints has helped to identify criminals, they do not contain any real personal information, such as race or height. For this reason, experts consider using them as DNA IDs in government databases for registration, verification, and access control.
AI researcher Martin Tamajka: “If we are to trust AI in courtrooms, it needs to justify its decisions.”
AI is transforming jobs across a wide range of industries. However, there are still concerns about using it extensively when people's lives or futures are at risk, such as in medicine or law. In these cases, it's not enough for AI to just produce an answer – it also needs to be able to explain how it came up with that answer.
Guinea is now dedicated to modernising and digitising its police records. This involves the integration of biometrics into the criminal identification process.
If you want to become a criminal investigator or wonder what a real crime scene looks like, let this article be your reality check.
Inside the Innovatrics forensic lab, you will find a mix of high-tech fingerprint gadgets and traditional brushes and powders for lifting fingerprints.