Clearview AI scores a PR win in the NYT

Kashmir Hill:

If Clearview AI, which is based in New York, hadn’t granted his lawyer special access to a facial recognition database of 20 billion faces, Mr. Conlyn might have spent up to 15 years in prison because the police believed he had been the one driving the car.

Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders’ Hands

Clearview allowed use of their facial recognition service to identify a good samaritan who had pulled Mr. Conlyn from the passenger side of the vehicle, thereby providing evidence he was not the driver.