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Seeing Double

“We gave her our paperwork, but we didn’t even get a chance to take the test because she kept saying something was wrong with the computer,” said Alicia Kennedy, who was trying to get her learner’s permit. The Georgia Department of Driver Services facial-recognition software analyzed photographs, found two that looked alike, and deduced that Kennedy was trying to apply for two permits. Taking her picture again didn’t help. The department refused to give Kennedy a permit — or to give her sister, Alicen Kennedy, a permit. “I was listening to her conversation with the person on the phone and it said that one of us popped up as a fraud,” said Alicen. The department is working with the twin teenagers to address the issue. (AC/WJBF Augusta) ...Use manual override. Have we learned nothing from Star Trek?
Original Publication Date: 08 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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