California lawmakers move to block facial recogntion in police body cameras
Law enforcement can't combine the technologies for three years under the bill
San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies on The ban prohibits city agencies from using facial recognition technology, or information gleaned Called Gender Shades, the study reported that systems from IBM and Microsoft were much better at
The co-founder of SenseTime, a Chinese artificial-intelligence startup under fire for the use of its facial - recognition technology in mass-surveillance SenseTime's Bing Xu says his company's facial - recognition technology can be used for good, but needs regulation to protect against abuse.
IBM wants the US government to regulate facial recognition technology -- instead of just banning it outright. In a published on Tuesday, IBM called for "precision regulation" of the technology, which it says can restrict potentially harmful uses while still allowing for innovation.
"The same technology used in different situations by different users should be governed by different rules," wrote IBM's Christina Montgomery and Ryan Hagemann, in a. "It simply does not make sense to subject a smartphone and a police body camera to the same regulatory treatment."
The white paper was earlier reported on by. IBM didn't immediately respond to a request for additional comment.
San Francisco loosens facial recognition ban to allow newer iPhones .
San Francisco is learning first-hand about the risks of blanket bans on facial recognition. City supervisors have voted to amend a ban on facial recognition in local government to allow the use of FaceID-equipped iPhones and other devices where the technology is included, but other features are considered vital and don't have alternatives. Workers aren't allowed to use the facial recognition tech (they'll have to enter passcodes on iPhones, for example), but they don't have to give up a modern handset just to take calls and answer emails.The change is mirrored in smaller towns.