Microsoft takes stand against the sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies

Microsoft takes stand against the sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies

Microsoft joins the likes of Amazon and IBM, to fight racial discrimination on tech level. Brad Smith, president of Microsoft stated that the organization will no longer sell facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies until stricter regulations are implemented. He further stated that the regulations governing the technology need to be based on human rights.

Amazon and Microsoft have stated that the stance is temporary while IBM has completely stopped the sales of the technology. Microsoft has stated that other factors will be taken into account for implementing the technology in other situations.

Source: Techcrunch

 

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