“Some judges use machine-generated risk scores to determine how long an individual is going to spend in prison.”

This is from Joy Buolamwini’s Ted Talk and the most shocking thing I’ve heard from the readings. It’s terrifying that the length of people’s prison sentences are determined by their facial features, something that they do not control. How is this even legal?

Face recognition is used extensively by law enforcement despite it inaccuracies.

This is a general idea I got from a couple of the readings. Why has face recognition been used by the law enforcement and government when it algorithms are known to be biased and inaccurate?