Microsoft wants regulation to keep the 'facial recognition genie' in the bottle



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There’s no time like the present to slow the tide of a technology-enabled facilitation of discrimination aided by facial recognition. 

So, somewhat surprisingly, argues one key developer of said facial recognition tech: Microsoft

On Dec. 6, Microsoft president Brad Smith released an over 3,500-word blog post detailing his concerns with the aforementioned technology and calling for immediate government regulation. The post gets straight to the point, noting that as a society we can’t risk waiting any longer.

“The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle,” reads the post in part. “Unless we act, we risk waking up five years from now to find that facial recognition services have spread in ways that exacerbate societal issues.” Read more…

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