Microsoft on Facial recognition software

Home Affairs has already acquired the facial recognition software but won’t name the provider, in case the vendor is hacked by those trying to find undercover police officers or people in witness protection.

These issues heighten responsibility for tech companies that create these products,” Mr Smith said.

In our view, they also call for thoughtful government regulation and for the development of norms around acceptable uses.”

While the technology can be used for good, perhaps finding missing children or known terrorists, it can also be abused.

It may seem unusual for a company to ask for government regulation of its products, but there are many markets where thoughtful regulation contributes to a healthier dynamic for consumers and producers alike,” Mr Smith said.

Scary and absolutely need to be regulatedand keeping an eye on the regulators too.

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