London, U.K. – Guoman Hotels, the collection of deluxe hotels located throughout central London, announces the addition of London’s landmark hotel, The Royal Horseguards, to its portfolio. Located on the banks of the River Thames, The Royal Horseguards has undergone a $30 million dollar refurbishment making it London’s latest five star hotel. The renovation enhances the hotel’s grand Victorian style and modern elegance while ensuring that each guest receives first class service.Firmly established as one of London’s most prestigious hotels, The Royal Horseguards’ refurbishment has made certain to maintain the hotel’s historic character while guaranteeing guests the latest innovations, technology and amenities. New in-room enhancements in all 280 lavish guestrooms and suites include iPod docking stations, WiFi access, power showers, surround sound, plasma TVs in both the guestrooms and bathrooms, mood lighting in bathrooms and a selection of Elemis toiletries. The signature Guoman bed, draped in Egyptian bed linens, is now in each room, with balconies overlooking the River Thames. Also new to the property is the Guoman Executive Lounge which allows prominent guests to work or relax within an exclusive environment.“We are excited to welcome The Royal Horseguards to the Guoman collection,” said Sanjay Nijhawan, chief operating officer of Guoman Hotels. “It is truly a great hotel in one of the most prestigious locations in London, and we are proud to have it as part of the Guoman brand.”The Royal Horseguards capitalizes upon British hospitality to provide a hotel rich both in history and design. The hotel offers 280 lavish guestrooms and suites, a business center and workout room. Guests can dine at One Twenty One Two for contemporary dining, the Waterfront Terrace Room, The Lounge for light meals and afternoon tea and the Piano Bar. The Royal Horseguards also offers a total of fifteen conference and banqueting suites. This includes One Whitehall Place, listed as a building of architectural interest, which accommodates up to 340 guests.guoman.com or call (44) 0871 376 9033.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with 51 other civil rights and social justice organizations, sent a letter to the principal deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice expressing concerns over facial recognition technology and the inaccurate identification ofÂ African Americans.Higher Error Rates with Black FacesThe letter cites a study from OpenBiometrics.org in which several experts tested facial recognition technology used by law enforcement agencies to pinpoint suspects and add them into their databases.The study revealed facial recognition technology has higher error rates when used on younger people, females, and black peoples’ faces.These errors are likely to pose the biggest injustice to African Americans because of existing police biases, argues the ACLU. The result is that people of color are “likely to be overrepresented in the mugshot databases that many jurisdictions rely on for face recognition.â€Egregious Misuse by Maryland and Arizona?The ACLU discovered an overrepresentation of African Americans specifically in the mugshot databases of both the Baltimore Police Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.Neither Maryland nor Arizona has restrictions on law enforcement’s use of facial recognition. Furthermore, the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office allows police to search an individual’s face against a facial-recognition database without the need for a reasonable cause that the person actually committed a crime.The ACLU also purports that this technology is being used at protests and rallies–a potential violation of the First Amendment. The ACLU of North Carolina, in collaboration with several other organizations, discovered that Baltimore police used facial recognition and social media monitoring tools to “locate, identify, and arrest certain protestersâ€ after the death of Freddie Gray.The letter calls for the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate police practices involving facial recognition and whether the technology negatively impacts communities of color. What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videos be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/aclu-facial-recognition-racially-biased/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/aclu-facial-recognition-racially-biased/