World News: 03:26 GMT Wednesday 15th May 2019. [Yahoo Business News Feed via SPi World News]
The action puts San Francisco at the forefront of increasing discontent in the United States over facial recognition, which government agencies have used for years and now has become more powerful with the rise of cloud computing and artificial intelligence technologies. 'We have a fundamental duty to safeguard the public from potential abuses,' Aaron Peskin, the city supervisor who championed the ban, said before the board's vote. Rather, Peskin said, the aim is to protect 'marginalized groups' that could be harmed by the technology.
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