Reply to post: Re: Surely though

Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed

ibmalone Silver badge

Re: Surely though

People really seem to be missing what these numbers mean. Imagine the police were searching for me. This system would identify 50 people, one of which would be me

That's not what a 98% false positive rate means. From the numbers given in the story it could be what they actually mean. But a 98% false positive rate would mean, of all people who are not you, 98% will be flagged as you. That's not hugely useful.

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