Advocates urge Axon to abandon facial recognition consideration

27th April 2018 News 26 Views

Axon, the largest seller of police body cameras, announced the development of a new corporate board dedicated to the ethics and expansion of artificial intelligence, The Washington Post reports. Axon Founder and Chief Executive Rick Smith said that while the company is not currently developing facial recognition technology, it is “under active consideration� and added that the potential benefits are too promising to ignore. In response to the AI Ethics Board, a group of 42 civil rights, technology and privacy groups penned a letter to Axon, urging the company to ban any such initiative and stated that because of the technology’s privacy implications, it was “categorically unethical to deploy.� Meanwhile, privacy advocates in the U.K

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