Google reportedly targeted people with 'dark skin' to improve facial recognition

"“Though research shows clearly that facial recognition systems disproportionately misidentify black and brown faces, the goal should not be to improve the accuracy on this extremely invasive system,” said Malkia Devich Cyril, founder and executive director of MediaJustice, a national racial justice organization advancing media and technology rights. “In the context of existing racial bias in the criminal legal system and in counter-terrorism, it should be no one’s goal to make the technology easier to use against people of color – especially black, AMEMSA [Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian] communities and undocumented people.”

“Whether it’s racist because it’s accurate or because it’s inaccurate, facial recognition and biometric tools in general fuel racial bias,” said Cyril. “No amount of money or informed consent is enough to produce a weakly regulated technology already being used to violate the human rights of millions.”"