RCMP’s use of Clearview AI facial recognition technology under investigation

Facial recognition technology

Amid a swirling debate in Canada and the U.S. about the ethics of facial recognition, the RCMP put out a statement Thursday saying it has used the technology in 15 child exploitation investigations over the past four months, resulting in the identification and rescue of two children.

The federal privacy commissioner is opening an investigation into how the RCMP uses facial recognition technology, a day after the national police force admitted using the controversial technology from Clearview AI.

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