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'It’s not a surveillance program'... US govt isn't going all Beijing on us with border face-recog, official tells Congress

jmch Silver badge

"It’s well known that convolutional neural networks struggle most when trying to identify women and people of darker skin from their faces"

My take on that line, actually, is that it's bollocks. CNNS do not inherently have any more difficulty with women or darker-skinned people, it's just that the training data used is skewed towards white males and therefore the CNNs are better at recognising whit emales.

I wonder if the Chinese surveillance has difficulty recognising Caucasians?

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