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The European Union's proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith.
The European Union has scrapped the possibility of a ban on facial recognition technology in public spaces, according to the latest proposals.
Amid fears of a Big Brother-style society ruled by machines, the EU will urge authorities and companies to think hard before rolling out facial recognition technology.
From translation apps to facial recognition, artificial intelligence is becoming a major part of everyday life and the European Union is eager to bring order to this digital "wild west" where the US and China dominate.
A lack of regulation about the use of facial recognition technology at US schools has alarmed education officials and lawmakers who say more research is needed before rolling it out widely.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on March 31 signed the first US state law that sharply curbs law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, while civil rights activists said the measure did not go far enough to protect marginalised groups.
MaGIC: An estimated 40% of local tech startups will not survive if the Covid-19 crisis continues after May
Though some startups have been quick to adapt to the movement control order, others are in urgent need of capital injection to stay afloat.
Plans for Canadian residents to use facial scans to enter their buildings have sparked criticism from privacy campaigners calling for changes to the country's aging data protection laws.
When Indonesia looked for new ways to fund government spending on coronavirus relief last month, the world’s fourth most-populous nation homed in on a driver of the economy that was still healthy: the Internet.