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Oct 21, 2013

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) new facial recognition system is far from flawless. The technology can accidentally target an innocent person up to 20% of the time, according to a 2010 report (pdf) just released.

The FBI document, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, revealed the effectiveness (and ineffectiveness) of the agency’s “Next Generation Identification” (NGI) system.

“NGI shall return the incorrect candidate a maximum of 20% of the time, as a result of facial recognition search in support of photo investigation services,” the FBI report said.

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