New: Utah gave a $20 million contract to an AI surveillance firm that didn't actually have AI. Finding comes from a state audit of the company called Banjo. Audit triggered by investigations into Banjo by Motherboard and OneZero vice.com/en/article/pkd7pk/b…
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One of Banjo's big selling points was that its AI helped track down a child kidnapper. But the audit found this wasn't verified, and just based on claims. Could have just been an operator doing a demo and not even AI at all vice.com/en/article/pkd7pk/b…

6:42 PM · Mar 30, 2021

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The audit also found serious security issues with giving a surveillance contractor direct access to state databases vice.com/en/article/pkd7pk/b…
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The audit also found that Banjo's system did not pose the significant privacy risk as initially thought. But not because of safeguards; instead the system simply wasn't sophisticated enough vice.com/en/article/pkd7pk/b…
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Replying to @josephfcox
This is definitely a far right, tell
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