Privacy advocates used Amazon’s facial recognition to scan thousands of random faces around Capitol Hill in Washington DC to highlight the dangers of this technologies surveillance capabilities.
While walking around, the team found the facial recognition successfully identified a congressman, but also claimed to spot Roy Orbison – an American singer who died in 1988.
The demonstration was a message to Congress to ban the technology, there’s no law preventing people from scanning your face without your consent anytime you step out in public.
A small group of activists walked outside and inside Capitol Hill wearing hazmat suits and smartphones strapped to their heads on Thursday to protest the use of facial recognition on the public without consent. More