Briefcam Responsible Use Examined

By Zach Segal, Published on Aug 24, 2020

While mega-companies Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft have been criticized for facial recognition and AI analytics, Canon-owned Briefcam is far more widely used by physical security and police departments.

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Briefcam recently issued 'responsible use' guidelines but what do they mean and how far did they go? We spoke further with Briefcam to understand how they aim to ensure ethical use and avoid their technologies to be used to violate civil rights.

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Comments (2)

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