- Microsoft President Brad Smith states the company does not sell facial recognition to US authorities departments, and dedicated not to unless an across the country law is passed to regulate the innovation,
- The dedication comes after Amazon’s statement on Wednesday that it would suspend authorities usage of its controversial facial-recognition technology, Rekognition, for one year.
- Hundreds of Microsoft staff members have actually gotten in touch with the company to end relationships with police departments in general.
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Microsoft President Brad Smith on Thursday said the business does not sell facial recognition technology to US police departments and will not till there is a national law in place “grounded in human rights” to regulate the innovation.
” This is a moment in time that truly gets in touch with us to listen more to find out more and, most significantly, to do more,” Smith said on Washington Post Live “Given that, we have actually decided that we will not offer facial acknowledgment tech to police departments in the United States until we have a nationwide law in place, grounded in human rights, that will govern this technology.”
Smith’s comments follow Amazon’s statement on Wednesday that it would suspend cops usage of its questionable facial-recognition innovation, Rekognition, for one year. IBM also today revealed that it would no longer offer facial recognition services to the majority of customers
In response to Smith remarks, the American Civil Liberties Union stated: “When even the makers of face acknowledgment decline to sell this surveillance innovation because it is so dangerous, legislators can no longer deny the risks to our rights and liberties.”
Some Microsoft staff members have called on the company to end relationships with police departments in general.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has yet to deal with those issues to employees straight, but in a companywide e-mail last week stated: “As a company, we need to look inside, analyze our company, and do better. I have heard from lots of workers over the previous a number of days, expressing calls for action, calls for reflection, calls for modification.