Photo Credit: Lamya Robinson / Fox 2 Detroit
Here is an example of when technology gets it wrong. Yikes!
A local roller skating rink in Livonia uses a facial recognition software when entering and banned a teenager for allegedly getting into a brawl there. The problem is, the teenager they banned actually wasn’t the one who got into the fight.
The girl who’s named Lamya told Riverside Arena skating rink that it wasn’t her after the staff refused entry claiming that she had been banned for a fight that happened in March. Lamya had never even been there!
The family is considering legal action claiming that it’s basically racial profiling and are thankful the police didn’t end up getting involved. They’re also upset that the skating rink left Lamya outside where anything could have happened to her.
The skating rink’s statement according to Fox 2 Detroit:
“One of our managers asked Ms. Robinson (Lamya’s mother) to call back sometime during the week. He explained to her, this our usual process, as sometimes the line is quite long and it’s a hard look into things when the system is running.
“The software had her daughter at a 97 percent match. This is what we looked at, not the thumbnail photos Ms. Robinson took a picture of, if there was a mistake, we apologize for that.”