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Google pledges not to offer facial recognition products

Monday 17 December 2018 | 10:55 CET | News
Google has committed not to offer controversial facial recognition products in view of concerns about how the technology could be abused. "Like many technologies with multiple uses, facial recognition merits careful consideration to ensure its use is aligned with our principles and values, and avoids abuse and harmful outcomes," said Google Senior Vice President of Global Affairs in a blog post. He added that Google Cloud has decided not to offer general-purpose facial recognition APIs before working through important technology and policy questions.

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