Microsoft Adopts Facial Recognition Ethical Principles

Microsoft announced last Thursday that it has adopted ethical principles for the use of its facial recognition technology which will bar its use in unlawful discrimination, and encouraged customers to be transparent when deploying such services.

Microsoft President Brad Smith also said in a blog post that the technology should be regulated and urged companies to self-regulate.

Concerns over the use of the technology have recently been raised by various groups, including U.S. civil liberties groups which called on Amazon last May to stop providing facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software could be used to target immigrants and people of color.


Source: Reuters

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