I take a completely different view. There should be more facial recognition, and more surveillance and recording of public activities. The complete record of public activities should be freely available to the public.

You have a myopic focus on innocent individuals who have been victimized by police that misused this technology. You fail to realize that criminals — real rapists and murderers — could be located and taken off the streets if this technology is properly used. This technology could save lives and make us all feel safer in public.

If the technology does a poorer job matching minority faces, then it can be adjusted by creating larger and more diverse sets of training data. Eyewitnesses are probably every bit as “biased” as you claim these algorithms are. So we should ignore victims of assault when they pick their attackers out of a lineup?

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