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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Tech companies that focus on AI-powered computer vision "are struggling to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions that could turn off customers or their own workers," the AP's Matt O'Brien reports.
Why it matters: It’s part of a growing wave of concern about how AI technology is used, especially involving facial recognition, Axios' Ina Fried emails.
Between the lines: China is apparently avidly investing in, and developing facial recognition tech, Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva emails.
The U.S. flag at half staff at the White House. President Trump reversed himself today, ordering the flags to be lowered in honor of the five killed in an Annapolis newsroom. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
"In that political structure — all the non-truths, the bulls---, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on — I feel like I could not exist. I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me.”— Oprah to Vogue UK on running for office
"People talk about 'these are such dark times', but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently,” she asserts. “I see, 'Isn't this remarkable that we're waking up?' For years, women have endured craziness. This is what's happening to people. They're allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You've got to lean to the happiness."— Oprah on Vogue UK on #MeToo