Friday, March 10, 2023

Biometric racism

found on Reddit

How can technology be racist? Well this is a perfect example. The people who made this biometric authentication technology had a racial bias in favour of certain facial features and failed to account for or consider any races that didn't meet their criteria - thus this error message telling someone to open their eyes wider than they naturally would open. It means they can't use the technology as easily (or at all) which means they don't get access to the same level of security that someone from a different race would.