New Jersey police halt use of Clearview AI
29 January 2020 18:46 GMT

New Jersey’s attorney general, Gurbir S. Grewal, has instructed prosecutors across the state to stop using Clearview AI, a private facial recognition software.

Clearview AI's tools allow law enforcement officials to upload a photo of an unknown person they'd like to identify, and see a list of matches culled from a database of over 3 billion photos.

The photos are taken from a variety of controversial sources, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and even Venmo. 

[New Jersey attorney general Gurbir S. Grewal told the state's prosecutor's to stop using Clearview AI, private facial recognition software that he worried might compromise the integrity of the state's investigations.

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