Axon CEO Says Face Recognition Isn't Accurate Enough for Body Cams Yet

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Face recognition is coming to schools, stadiums, and airports, but surprisingly not to body cameras—yet. On an earnings call Tuesday, Rick Smith, CEO of Axon, one of the largest body camera manufacturers in the US, said the reason was simple: In addition to privacy and policy concerns, face recognition isn’t accurate enough.

The “accuracy thresholds,” Smith said on the call, aren’t “where they need to be to be making operational decisions off the facial recognition.”

He continued, “This is one where we think you don’t want to be premature and end up either where you have technical failures with disastrous outcomes or… there’s some unintended use-case where it ends up being unacceptable publicly in terms of long-term use of the

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