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Monday, June 6, 2016

Tattoo Tracking: FBI

FBI Is Building a Tattoo Tracking AI to Identify Criminals

Think before you ink.

Timothy J. Seppala | June 2, 2016

AI-powered image recognition is all the rage these days, but it could have a sinister side too. Since 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology started working with the FBI to develop better automated tattoo recognition tech, according to a study by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The idea here is to basically develop profiles of people based on their body art. The EFF says that because tattoos are a form of speech, "any attempt to identify, profile, sort or link people based on their ink raises significant First Amendment questions."


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