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What are the concerns with facial recognition technology?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:

What are the concerns with facial recognition and will IBM's decision to no longer offer the tech mark the end of its use?

The concern is that the technology is racially biased. It's better at picking out white faces than black faces. Another concern is it could be abused by authorities like the police, who have a lot of power, they can immediately identify who everyone is. Will IBM dropping out end it? No, IBM was kind of far behind on this technology.

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Deval Patrick on defunding the police: “I’m not there yet, personally.”

In a new interview with GZERO World host Ian Bremmer, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses the current movement to cut funding for policing across America, as protests and outrage continue in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Patrick explains to Bremmer that he understands the sentiment behind the phrase "Defund the Police," but he finds it similar to calls to abolish ICE. "Someone has to do that job," he says.

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Law Enforcement & Tech; Facebook Staff Concerns; Musk vs Bezos

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, helps us make sense of today's stories in technology:

What kind of technology is law enforcement using in their standoff with protesters?

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Excessive policing in Hubei draws residents' outrage

February 20, 2020 5:00 AM

A video shows community workers pulling a man off a motorbike for not wearing a face mask and tying him to a tree, before one of them forcibly puts a bra over his face.

Carlos Ghosn's lawyers ask court for trial separate from Nissan and former director

April 02, 2019 12:26 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Lawyers for former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday (April 2) said they had asked that their client stand trial for alleged financial wrongdoing separately from Nissan because the company is helping prosecutors.

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