Microsoft called the rapid development of technology-threatening human rights

Face recognition systems today are being introduced in airports, shopping malls, and even deployed on the streets of large cities. Basically, the law enforcement agencies buy them from big companies such as Amazon, because of what they are exposed to a lot of criticism. During his lecture at Stanford University, president Mictosoft Brad Smith (not to be confused with the CEO) said that they had recently denied the police in implementing their systems in police cars. To this end, the company had a number of reasons.

Microsoft called the rapid development of technology-threatening human rights

According to Brad Smith, the rapid development of technology helps government agencies to carry out an all-out surveillance of people. Of course, technology can help in the capture of criminals, but also it can easily violate human rights. If desired, the camera with face recognition system can hang out on the streets at least right now, but if something happens to cancel the move will be extremely difficult.

Microsoft President drew attention to the fact that most of the AI ​​learns to recognize persons on the basis of photographs of white people. From this it can follow that the police will often involve the interrogation of persons who were deemed suspicious by perfect system error. And this is just the beginning - all may come to the point that the technology will be deployed throughout the large cities and violate people's privacy. A good example of where this can lead, is China. There's Face Detection technology is implemented in even in the schools, and works as a part of social rating system. This has already led to negative consequences - for example, millions of people are deprived of the opportunity to travel.

With all of this, Microsoft sees the face detection technology and the pros. Yes, it had in implementing the people's faces analysis system in police cars, but it is allowed to use it in prison. According to her, there is the use of the system still is - in an enclosed space, taking only a certain group of people, it can help in maintaining order.

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