UN experts sound alarm over AI-enhanced racial profiling

Countries must do more to combat racial profiling, UN rights experts said Thursday, warning that artificial intelligence programmes like facial recognition and predictive policing risked reinforcing the harmful practice.Racial profiling is not new but the technologies once seen as tools for bringing more objectivity and fairness to policing appear in many places to be making the problem worse.”There is a great risk that (AI technologies will) reproduce and reinforce biases and aggravate or lead to discriminatory practices,” Jamaican human rights expert Verene Shepherd told AFP.She is one of th…

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