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Project April 23, 2020

State of Surveillance: Police Use of AI and Facial Recognition in Communities of Color


Civil rights and liberties are central to democracy. Yet in the wake of mass shootings and entrenched urban crime, public surveillance is rising. Historically, police surveillance has disproportionately affected communities of color. This investigation explores police and government use of facial recognition and related AI surveillance, and how such new-tech approaches affect communities in various urban areas nationwide.