The Detroit City Council in Michigan renewed its contract for facial recognition software despite criticism that it is racially and constitutionally biased, the Detroit Metro Times reports. The city said it could have continued to use the technology without the renewal, which was for maintenance and upgrades. More than 500 surveillance cameras have been installed at facilities around Detroit, and additional cameras are being installed at 500 intersections. Michigan American Civil Liberties Union Senior Staff Attorney Phillip Mayor said facial recognition “exposes Detroit to ruinous liability.”
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