Atlantic Plaza Towers Tenants Won a Halt to Facial Recognition in Their Building

Moran, Tranae’

Facial recognition technology is being forced on tenants in New York City, most of whom have no clue about its negative implications. I (Tranae’ Moran), Fabian Rogers, and fellow members of Atlantic Plaza Towers Tenants Association live in an already over-surveilled building complex and we are outraged. We are real people with real concerns seeking real answers. In our search, we’ve been met with bulging eyes and open mouths when we share our story with industry professionals. Having data scientists and analysts break down the language of behaviors and errors in this technology has been helpful to us; we see it being just as useful to government officials and the city’s citizens alike as they take their first steps toward educating themselves about AI, and facial recognition in particular.