Alibaba Group has recently announced that it will not further allow its technology to be utilized for identifying, and targeting specific ethnic groups.
It is followed by a report indicating that facial recognition technology can pick out the Uighur minorities. As explained by Alibaba, “We have eliminated any ethnic tag in our product offering.”
The Chinese technology company noted it had been dismayed that the Alibaba Cloud established facial recognition tool and includes ethnicity – as a trait for tagging on video imagery. It also had never intended such technology to be utilized in this manner.