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Washington Post: Amazon’s facial-recognition tool misidentified 28 lawmakers as people arrested for a crime, study finds

Amazon.com’s facial recognition tools incorrectly identified Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and 27 other members of Congress as people arrested for a crime during a test commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the watchdog said Thursday.

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NPR: What you need to know about the democratic socialists of america

Here’s how one socialist sums up his beliefs:

“I think we just need to realize that the end goal is, ultimately, like social control of the means of production,” said Joe Cernelli, a founding member of that West Virginia DSA chapter. “You know we don’t just want to improve capitalism, we will ultimately want to get rid of it.”

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