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IBM, Microsoft and Amazon Suspend Police Access to Facial Recognition Tech, Prompt US Lawmakers to Act

In Future of Work by Olivier BlanchardLeave a Comment

Earlier this month, Microsoft President Brad Smith explained that Microsoft would no longer “sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights, that will govern this technology.” This statement followed Amazon’s the previous day, in which it announced a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial Rekognition technology.

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Should Emotional Recognition be Banned?

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Companies are starting to use emotional recognition technology for recruitment. But we know the results should not be accepted without further research. It simply isn’t fair for us to judge other people for what they’re feeling—especially if, as the science shows, we actually don’t know.