Parthasarathy facial recognition study in focus on Detroit Public TV

June 24, 2021 DPTV One Detroit

Detroit Public TV's One Detroit program looked at the racial disparities inherent in law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology, making reference to a study published in August 2020 by the Ford School's Shobita Parthasarathy. 

"We have entered a world of policing that is the stuff of science fiction," she says. "It really is being used around the world, but without much regulation."

"For better or worse, Detroit is a leader when it comes to the use of facial recognition technology," she notes, warning, "There are biases that make it less accurate essentially among anyone who is not a white man."

Watch the full segment.