microsoft president face recognition tech

microsoft president face recognition tech

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Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, issued a public warning about the terrifying ways facial recognition technology could be used to exploit and abuse all of us.

Speaking at Web Summit in Portugal on Wednesday, Smith cautioned that with facial recognition software, governments would be able to monitor everyone at all times, Recode reported.

“For the first time, the world is on the threshold of technology that would give a government the ability to follow anyone anywhere, and everyone everywhere. It could know exactly where you are going, where you have been and where you were yesterday as well. And this has profound potential ramifications for even just the fundamental civil liberties on which democratic societies rely. Before we wake up and find that the year 2024 looks like the book ‘1984,’ let’s figure out what kind of world we want to create, and what are the safeguards and what are the limitations of both companies and governments for the use of this technology.”



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