Axon ethics Board

Policing Project Director Barry Friedman

Policing Project Director Barry Friedman

Policing Project Director Barry Friedman is an original member of Axon’s AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board. Axon (formerly TASER International) is the country’s largest producer of body-worn cameras and has created a number of other law enforcement tools, including TASERS and Evidence.com. The AI Ethics Board guides the company’s development and deployment of artificial intelligence, including facial recognition software.

The Policing Project’s role on the AI Ethics Board is consistent with our mission to ensure that technology is used to benefit police and communities, and that it does so in ways that are transparent and avoid creating or reinforcing unfair bias. Speaking with PC Mag in April 2018, Friedman noted the need for public conversation around this developing technology and concerns of over-reliance on facial recognition technology beyond its intended use.

Visit Axon’s website for more on the charter and operating principles of the Axon AI and Policing Technology Ethics Board.