The installation of artificial intelligence–driven security cameras at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque is a reassuring move for the community, but privacy advocates see pitfalls, Radio New Zealand reports. The security cameras from Texas-based Athena Security, like most facial-recognition software, don't provide guaranteed accuracy, while questions remain regarding data collection and access. "The technology is [not] perfect. So they'll have a decision to make about exactly how sensitive they want to make it," said Shaun Ryan, who carries an AI doctorate from the University of Canterbury. "Often companies with these types of system will keep videos so that if they do make mistakes, they can use it to improve the algorithms."
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