In the technology industry, there is a growing focus on facial recognition solutions. Governments and technology giants alike explore numerous opportunities in this regard. However, it seems not all companies are intent on selling their in-house developed technology to a government either. One surprising company on that list is Microsoft, as they have zero interest in offering facial recognition tech to law enforcement agencies.
Anyone who has kept a close eye on Microsoft over the years will have noticed a peculiar trend. The company, while globally popular, doesn’t always protect consumers’ civil rights as well as one would like. This is in line with virtually all other big technology firms on the market today. Surprisingly, that situation is coming to change for the better. In a recent talk, Microsoft President Brad Smith made the company’s stance on facial recognition technology very clear.