Friday, December 14, 2018
News

Microsoft urges government to regulate facial recognition tech

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Washington [United States] | December 7, 2018 1:41:39 PM IST
Facial recognition has become everyday than it was a few years ago. From the first alternative to fingerprint-based authentication system, it is fast getting adopted into various other uses and Microsoft thinks the technology could be potentially misused.

In the company's official blog, Microsoft chief counsel Brad Smith wrote that it's important for governments in 2019 to start adopting laws to regulate facial recognition technology.

In the lengthy post, Smith identifies six principles which the company will adopt to manage issues related to facial recognition technology, These principles include, the positive opportunities of using the technology, such as identifying missing people, the concerns about people's privacy, addressing bias and discrimination, and so on.

Microsoft says the goal shouldn't only be to await law to regulate the use of technology, and that companies should also take caution and implement the new-age authentication process more responsibly. "We must ensure that the year 2024 doesn't look like a page from the novel "1984," Smith wrote. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
No respite as Simian armies continue to ...
These are the dumbest passwords of 2018...
Punjab Police nab 2 drug peddlers; seize...
BJP to hold National Council meeting on ...
Kamal Nath, Man of the Match, in MP...
Will bring in necessary reforms if I bec...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Our only plan was to be disciplined... 
5 killed in Afghanistan shooting... 
Rajapaksa to step down as PM, says ... 
Don't make farm loan waivers part o... 
India Post launches e-commerce port... 
RBI Central Board meet: Governance ... 
Delay in LCA project has 'limited c... 
Heavy rainfall, Cyclone Phethai may...