To Ban or Not to Ban FTR

Banning technologies containing artificial intelligence

In the last year (2019-2020)there has been a move towards banning facial recognition technology (FTR). This has been the case especially in regards to uses that happen in the public. Especially the last week where we have seen first IBM decide to pause their development and research of FTR for use in policing. Then followed suit announcing that their tool Rekognition would be have a one year break. The last of the large technology companies I have heard to announce the same measure is Microsoft.

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AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.

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