When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong – Pete Fussey Interviewed for Police and Facial Recognition Podcast by MIT Technology Review

Project Co-Director Prof Pete Fussey was recently interviewed for ‘When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong’, the first in a four-part series of podcasts by Jennifer Strong and Tate Ryan-Mosely for MIT Technology Review examining police and facial recognition. In the podcast Pete Fussey provides insight into the London Metropolitan Police Service’s Trial of live facial recognition technology. He raises concerns as to the collection and storage of biometric data generated by the trials, the difficulty of obtaining meaningful consent from trial participants and shortcomings of the technology in terms of accuracy and its effectiveness across different demographics. The issues discussed were based on findings highlighted in an independent report on the trial of live facial recognition technology by the London Metropolitan Police published by Prof Pete Fussey and Dr Daragh Murray in July 2019.