This article examines salient aspects of a recent UK decision on the use of a novel automated facial recognition technology by the police, and considers how they may shape or reshape discussions on the ethics of artificial intelligence.


I, Robot; Three Laws of Robotics; Automated facial recognition (AFR) technology; R (on the application of Edward Bridges v the Chief Constable of South Wales Police & ors (2020); AFR Locate; European Convention on Human Rights; Public Sector Equality Duty; Equality Act; Surveillance Camera Code of Practice; automated driving; human failsafe; bias in AI systems