Tech Industry: Government Agencies and Scan Databases
tech industry: But recent advances in artificial intelligence have created more sophisticated computer vision tools, making it easier for police to pinpoint a missing child or protester in a moving crowd or for retailers to analyze shoppers' facial expressions as they peruse store shelves, according to CTV. Efforts to restrict its use are getting pushback from law enforcement groups and the tech industry, though it's far from a united front. Government agencies around the U.S. have used the technology for more than a decade to scan databases for suspects and prevent identity fraud. Microsoft, while opposed to an outright ban, has urged lawmakers to set limits on the technology, warning that leaving it unchecked could enable an oppressive dystopia reminiscent of George Orwell's novel 1984. It's not like cookies on a browser. Face recognition is one of those technologies that people get how creepy it is, said Alvaro Bedoya, who directs Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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