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Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 April 2019 ()
Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concernsMicrosoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. Advertising Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures. AI has more cases of mistaken identity with women and minorities, multiple research projects have found. “Anytime they pulled anyone over, they wanted to run a face scan” against a database of suspects, Smith said without naming the agency. After thinking...
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According to a report by Business Insider, on Tuesday, Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the company had refused a request from a US police department to install its facial recognition software, citing human rights concerns. Smith reportedly said that Microsoft had received the request...

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