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Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

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Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. It's the first big tech company to raise serious...
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AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

7 monthes ago   |   By

Today Microsoft president Brad Smith called for federal regulation of facial recognition software. “In a democratic republic, there is no substitute for decision making by our elected representatives regarding the issues that require the balancing of public safety with the essence of our democratic freedoms. Facial recognition will require the publ...
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