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How CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana compromised the security and lives of millions of Indians under the #SmartCities project by collaborating with shady foreign spy firms who could now exploit our sensitive police data & other realtime info.…
Rakesh Asthana then Police Commissioner was involved in deploying very sensitive Forensic Criminal Investigation Sys requiring real-time intelligence gathering working in sync with police database. Given the nature of work & risks involved it must be handeled carefully. Was it?
“The Face Recognition System & Forensic Criminal Investigation System can offer our police department the much required real-time intelligence to ensure safety of our city and its citizens. We can now proudly say that Surat Safe City is India’s first Safe City.”
- Rakesh Asthana
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1/ Today, a broad coalition of 42 leading civil rights, racial justice, and community groups are urging @Axon_US's new "AI ethics board" to reject the development and use of harmful police technologies. Here's our public letter to the board:…
2/ When it comes to the "AI ethics" of police tech, the stakes are high: major vendors like @Axon_US are building powerful tech for the police, including in agencies with long, documented histories of racial discrimination & patterns of unreasonable violence against communities.
3/ Imagine an officer with a gun making split-second decisions based on a probabilistic, error-prone tool. This is a recipe for tragedy. It is categorically unethical for @Axon_US to deploy real-time #facerecognition on body-worn cameras.
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