[ExI] Google AI low-resolution photo enhancement

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Wed Sep 8 17:43:40 UTC 2021

> Google's Incredible New Photo AI Makes 'Zoom And Enhance' a Real Thing

I read of a case where degraded DNA was found at a crime scene, 
analogous to a partial fingerprint.  Prosecution told the jury 
(accurately) of the long odds against a random match even to this 
partial information.  What the jury did not hear: the defendant was 
fingered by matching the partial DNA to *everyone* in the California DNA 
database, and the chance of a hit in that search was one in three.

I do not remember (maybe the article didn't say) what happened on 
appeal.  But I see an analogous danger here.  It's one more way for 
police to do what they do best: find someone, anyone, who fits the 
limited information they have, and interpret any new information to 
serve the frame.

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