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USA – Why President Biden should ban affective computing in federal law enforcement (Brookings)

Alex Engler writes: Affective computing is an interdisciplinary field that uses algorithms to analyze bodies, faces, and voices to infer human emotion and state of mind. Although not widely in use, law enforcement agencies and companies are experimenting with using affective computing to extract personality information, detect deception, and identify criminal behavior. Yet, there is insufficient evidence that these technologies work reliably enough to be used for the high stakes of law enforcement. Even worse, they threaten core American principles of civil liberty in a pluralistic society by presuming that facial movements, physical reactions, and tone of voice can be evidence of criminality. The Biden administration should publicly and unequivocally reject this perspective by banning the use of affective computing in federal law enforcement

go to Brookings: Why President Biden should ban affective computing in federal law enforcement (brookings.edu)