It’s unusual for big tech companies to ask for government regulation – yet Microsoft has done just that. In a blog post, the company’s president Brad Smith warns about the potential misuses of facial recognition technology, stating that a common regulatory framework will be in everyone’s best interests. It is not yet known whether Microsoft’s competitors will join his call for industry standards. Yet Smith’s essay raises a series of important ethical questions, which getAbstract believes tech industry insiders will want to consider.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why it’s time for governments to regulate facial recognition technology and
- What ethical responsibilities tech companies bear in preventing human rights violations.
About the Author
Brad Smith is the president and chief legal officer of Microsoft.