FILE PHOTO: Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, there is a event on the occasion of the anniversary of the attack on London Bridge in London, Britain, June 3, 2018. (REUTERS photo/Simon Dawson
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s most senior police officer on Monday called on the government to create a legal framework for the police use of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence.
Talk live face detection technology, the police in London began using it in January, London’s police chief Cressida Dick, said she welcomed the government’s 2019 at the latest manifesto pledge, to create a legal framework for the police use of new technologies, such as AI, biometrics, and DNA.
“One of the best ways to make sure that it is the police’s use of new and emerging tech in such a way that it has the support of the government in order to enable a regulatory framework that is being discussed by the european Parliament, to be consulted on with the public, and that it will carry out a review of the limits on what the police should or should not use technology,” said Dick.
“Give us the law and we have to work within it,” she added.
Timothy, rejected the evidence that face recognition algorithms that are racially discriminatory in their accuracy rates vary, depending on the color of the skin of the person to be detected.
“We know that there are a number of inexpensive algorithms that have an ethnic bias, but, as I said before, ours is not and, at present, the only difference is that it is a bit more difficult to get with a wild woman for a wild man,” she said.
The London police department’s facial-recognition technology is supplied by NEC, a Japanese company.
Reporting Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by Guy Faulconbridge