Alphabet President supports the temporary ban on face recognition technology
Alphabet President supports the temporary ban on face recognition technology

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Alphabet Corporation, approved a proposal from the European Union on Monday to temporarily ban face recognition technology because it can be used for harmful purposes.

"I think it is important for governments and regulations to address this problem as quickly as possible and provide a framework for it," Pichai said at a conference organized by the Brussels Research Center.

According to an 18-page proposal consulted by Reuters, the European Commission, which plays the role of the European Executive, has a stronger position on artificial intelligence than the United States. The United States will tighten existing regulations to protect privacy and data.

The proposal also states that part of it includes stopping facial recognition technology in public, which can be suspended for up to five years, giving the European Union time to learn how to prevent violations.

"It may be immediate, but it may take some time before we really think about using it," Pichai said, adding that it was up to the government to regulate the use of this technology. He also urged the organizers to take an "appropriate approach" when drafting the regulations, as the committee would issue recommendations on this topic within a few days.

It should be noted that when regulators try to find ways to control artificial intelligence, they encourage innovation, but at the same time they try to reduce potential abuse, especially as companies and technological institutions continue to grow.

Pichai said the organizers should adapt the rules for different departments, use medical devices and independent vehicles as examples and require different rules. He urged governments to harmonize their rules and reach consensus on core values.

Earlier this month, the US government issued artificial intelligence regulations to reduce abuse of power and urged Europe to avoid aggressive practices.

Pichai said it was important to understand what could happen in artificial intelligence, and despite promising huge benefits from technology, people were concerned about possible negative consequences. An important area is called "deep forgery", where artificial intelligence is used to interact with audio or video clips, to simulate reality and allow everyone to say what you want to fake.

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