Ukraine uses facial recognition software to identify Russian soldiers killed in combat
Ukraine is using facial recognition software to help identify the bodies of Russian soldiers killed in combat and track down their families to inform them of their deaths, Ukraine’s vice-prime minister told the Reuters news service.
A New York based software company, Clearview AI has sparked criticism over its privacy practices from users and authorities around the world.
Studies have shown that facial recognition software often fails to identify Black and brown faces and can introduce biases in policing.
Obtaining pre-death samples of such data from enemy fighters is challenging, though, opening the door to innovative techniques such as facial recognition.
Ukraine’s military has said some 15,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since Russia invaded on 24 February.
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