Clearview AI has recently changed sides of the law with the launch of JusticeClearview, facial verification designed to help defence lawyers exonerate the falsely accused. 

Clearview AI is a U.S. based company that provides an innovative facial recognition platform for law enforcement and has undertaken previous case uses to aid successful prosecutions.

The use of the technology is not only intended for the police and prosecutors but serves public offenders working for the government and wrongly-accused offenders themselves in helping to terminate lawsuits and sentences against them.

Harnessing the largest database of 20 billion biometric images, Clearview AI is a frontrunner in AI powered facial recognition to crackdown on crime and to strengthen criminal profiles using DNA and identity-matching technology.

Clearview AI’s LFR platform has already proved useful in cases relating to crimes against children, murders, fraud, drug trafficking and sexual crimes to profile offenders, victims, cases of mistaken identity and missing people.

It can also help to identify witnesses and other persons of interest as in 70% of cases, wrongful convictions are secured by eye-witness accounts.

Crucially, Clearview AI says their biometric technology meets a low level of bias across all demographics. In January, this was validated in the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Facial Recognition Vendor Test which concurred that Clearview’s facial recognition algorithm performed perfectly.

Clearview AI’s Co-Founder and CEO, Hoan Ton-That, said: “Clearview AI’s mission in pursuit of justice and support of public safety extends beyond helping identify those who perpetrate crimes, it also encompasses helping exonerate those who have been wrongfully accused. These are two sides of the same coin and are equally important to the proper administration of justice both for the victims of crimes and the public at large”. 

“The launch of JusticeClearview is to help level the playing field and ensure that justice is available to all.” added Ton-That. “There is nothing worse than being held responsible for a crime you did not commit.”