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Businesses embracing regulation

Many CEOs dislike regulation, and it consistently ranks high in surveys citing tough business issues faced by chief executives. But some companies are taking a different approach to regulation by aggressively creating solutions that eventually set standards.  Lunchtime conversations: Amazon recently announced the company is developing standards and laws for its facial recognition technology, Rekognition, hoping…

Elizabeth Warren proposes breakup of big tech

Storyline: Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined others across the political spectrum in voicing concern about the power of big tech and is proposing structural changes to promote competition. She has laid out a detailed plan for breaking up Facebook Inc., Google, and which she believes have become so powerful they are damaging the U.S….

Microsoft urges regulation of facial-recognition technology

Storyline: Advances in artificial technology enable new technologies like facial-recognition Microsoft says regulatory focus should include racial and gender bias, privacy and mass government surveillance Many believe new laws should get permission, when facial-recognition is being used Microsoft is urging governments around the globe to regulate facial-recognition technology in 2019 with independent assessment of accuracy…