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Tech Roundup, Nov. 29, 2019 | How Brazil uses facial recognition to make arrests

How Brazil is using facial recognition to make arrestsHow Brazil is using facial recognition to make arrests
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You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: How “racist” facial recognition algorithms are yet another problem for Brazil’s low-income populations. Brazil becomes an “edtech” hotbed.


How Brazil is using facial recognition to make arrests

The use of facial recognition systems for law enforcement purposes in Brazil is still in its early stages, with five states using these tools on a trial basis. Brazilian NGO Rede de Observatórios da Segurança collected data on arrests made by the police after suspects were flagged...

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