NYTimes: Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy by Steve Lohr:
When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time. But the darker the skin, the more errors arise – up to nearly 35 percent for images of darker skinned women, according to a new study that breaks fresh ground by measuring how the technology works on people of different races and gender.
“They all look alike to me” written into software. I can see this coming up in a mistaken ID case, which, by coincidence, is in my local paper today.