San Francisco has a number of successful technology companies (such as Uber, Twitter, Airbnb, and Yahoo) that will vote for the controversial Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance (SSSO). It is reported that this SSSO is that legislation does not allow the government to use the human face recognition system to monitor her city, and the person who supports this proposal said that in the past experiments, the face recognition system has a great way to identify people of color. The error creates a potential racial discrimination issue.
CNET, a well-known technology website, recently published an article about the collaboration between “super recognizer” and face recognition systems. Super Recognizers are humans with special talents who can identify a large number of faces. It is a cognitive quirk discovered by Harvard University and the University of London in 2009. These people are known to have only 2% of the total population.