Microsoft wants the government to regulate face recognition software

Facial recognition technology has its uses and sometimes it can be useful. For example we’re seeing security features like Face ID on the iPhone X that relies on facial recognition to recognize the phone’s user and unlocks it. However at the same time there are many who are concerned over the privacy of such technology.In fact Microsoft themselves have expressed some concern over the use of the technology, and have recently made a proposal to Congress to regulate it. This isn’t to say that Microsoft is against facial recognition, but judging by the company’s response, it sounds like they just want a system in place that could help deter or prevent abuse of it.According to Microsoft, “Facial recognition technology raises issues that go to the heart of fundamental human rights protections like privacy and freedom of expression. These issues heighten responsibility for tech companies that create these products. In our view, they also call for thoughtful government regulation and for the development of norms aro

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Microsoft's chief legal officer on Friday called for regulation of facial recognition technology due to the risk to privacy and human rights.

Sat 14 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Microsoft calls for regulation of facial recognition, saying it’s too risky to leave to tech industry alone

On Friday, company president Brad Smith urged lawmakers in a blog post to form a bipartisan and expert commission that could set standards and ward against abuses of face recognition, in which ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from The Washington Post

Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

Microsoft wants Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people’s privacy and freedom of expression.        

Sun 15 Jul 18 from USA today

Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation Of Facial Recognition AI Tech

Facial recognition offers a wealth of uses, from allowing us to unlock our phones quicker to smartly cataloging our photos. With most cool tech, though, there's a lot of room for ill use, and ...

Sat 14 Jul 18 from HotHardware

Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse'

President Brad Smith warns authorities might track, investigate or arrest people based on flawed evidenceMicrosoft has called for facial recognition technology to be regulated by government, ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Guardian.co.uk

ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies

Technology executives are pleading with the government to give them guidance on how to use facial recognition technologies, and now the American Civil Liberties Union is weighing in. On the ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from TechCrunch

Microsoft exec: Government should regulate facial recognition tech - CNET

The cameras are watching you. Who'll watch the cameras?

Fri 13 Jul 18 from CNET

Microsoft calls on Congress to regulate facial recognition

In a blog post today, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for Congress to begin considering regulation of facial recognition technology, calling it "the technology of the moment" ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Engadget

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