Europe Scraps the Possibility of Facial Recognition Ban in Public Spaces

Facial Recognition Ban

The European Union has dropped the idea of banning the facial recognition technology in public spaces, reports Reuters. The revised proposal, a part of a series of measures to address the challenges of AI, could still be tweaked as the commission is currently looking for feedback before it presents its plan on Feb. 19.

The proposed AI rules would cover high-risk sectors, such as healthcare and transport. Earlier this month, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai backed the EU’s proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology. Pichai said that facial recognition technology could be used for criminal purposes.


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