Speaking publicly this week, Eric Schmidt said he was “very concerned” over the rapid development of face recognition technology and that it could result in an infringement of privacy.
He said it would be unlikely Google would develop a database using facial recognition advances and that “some company by the way is going to cross that line.”
Stewart Hefferman the CEO of OmniPerception said that history has many examples where technologies have had the potential to be misused, frequently through a lack of understanding, until it has been properly legislated or a strong framework of standards has been implemented.
“We applaud Google voicing these concerns around privacy and would echo their comments that uncontrolled web-based searches have the potential to misrepresent how the technology can benefit society”
“That doesn’t mean that face recognition is bad technology but that its use does need to be monitored and controlled,”
Mr Hefferman said that while he welcomed public debate about the integrity of face recognition technology that he was concerned that it would create negative connotations that the technology was somehow flawed.
“We are currently working with a number of sectors including law enforcement, cargo security and banking who are seeing positive results from using our technology in terms of increasing the security, safety and confidentiality of both staff and premises.”
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