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SF Facial Recognition Ban: What Now For AI (Artificial Intelligence)?

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Jun 03, 2019

Recently San Francisco passed – in an 8-to-1 vote – a ban on local agencies to use facial recognition technologies. The move is likely not to be a one-off either. Other local governments are exploring similar prohibitions, so as to deal with the potential Orwellian risks that the technology may harm people’s privacy. “In the mad dash towards AI and analytics, we often turn a blind eye to their long-range societal implications which can lead to startling conclusions,” said Kon Leong, CEO of ZL Technologies.

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