Google vows not to sell its facial recognition technology for now

As powerful as facial recognition is, tech giant Google will hold off on selling any more products with said feature until it can come up with policies that prevent abuse of the controversial technology. Google is working with other parties to to ensure proper actions are taken. “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,” says senior vice president of global affairs, Kent Walker. Google’s decision to hold off on commercializing this technology follows blow back at other tech brands wanting to use this service. Facial recognition can be used for simple applications like unlocking your phone, but also has huge potential with situations such as missing persons cases. Still, Google wants to better understand the technology before offering it to other organizations.

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