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Microsoft has called the rapid development of technology dangerous for human rights.

Face recognition systems are being introduced today.airports, shopping centers and even deployed on the streets of huge cities. Most law enforcement agencies buy them from such large companies as Amazon, which is why they are widely criticized. During his lecture at Stanford University, Mictosoft President Brad Smith (not to be confused with the CEO) said that they recently had to refuse the police to introduce their system into police cars. For this, the company had a number of reasons.

According to Brad Smith, the rapid developmenttechnology helps government agencies carry out total surveillance of people. Of course, technology can help catch criminals, but it can also easily violate human rights. If desired, cameras with face recognition can be hung on the streets right now, but if something happens, this step will be extremely difficult to cancel.

The president of Microsoft drew attention to the fact thatMost often, artificial intelligence learns to recognize faces based on photographs of white people. From this, it may follow that the police will more often involve in interrogation of persons who were deemed suspicious by a system error. And this is only the beginning - everything can go so far that the technology will be deployed throughout the territory of large cities and violate the confidentiality of people.

A good example of what this can lead tois China. There, facial recognition technology has been introduced into even schools, and works as part of a social rating system. This has already led to negative consequences - for example, millions of people lost the opportunity to travel.

With all this, Microsoft sees in technologyface recognition and pros. Yes, she had in implementing the system of analysis of people's faces in police cars, but at the same time allowed to use it in prisons. In her opinion, there is still a benefit from the system - in a confined space, watching only a certain group of people, it can help in maintaining order.

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