The UK Biometrics Commissioner has criticised that uncoordinated and, indeed “chaotic”, use of computerised facial recognition systems by several police forces in London, Manchester, South Wales and elsewhere in Britain. The failures in identification rates could be solved by having Super Recognisers as the operators of this equipment.Read More
Last month I was lucky enough to attend the American Association of Cold Cases (AISOCC) Conference in Albany, New York, USA. I found out about the conference when listening to one of the many true crime podcasts I devour every day. The conference is organised by the Founder and President of AISOCC, Detective Kenneth L Mains, a true crime hero of mine.Read More
Following from the extensive media criticism of automated facial recognition systems, our Chairman, Lord Lingfield wrote to the influential British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. His letter, shown below, was published on 20th May:Read More
We are extremely good at accusing others of doing the very thing we excel at. A case in point: we rightly criticise the Chinese government with its dystopian surveillance and social score systems, when we are considering building something similar.Read More
The interim CEO of the Association, Mike Neville MCSFS, is a member of the IACP Forensic Division. To further the knowledge of Super Recognisers in North America, Mike briefed a host of senior US police officers, law enforcement agent and military officers on the science and operational use of SRs.Read More
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