Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai backs proposed EU facial recognition ban, Microsoft’s Brad Smith disagrees

  • Alphabet CEO Pichai said facial recognition technology could be used for nefarious purposes
  • But Microsoft President Smith said a ban was akin to using a meat cleaver instead of a scalpel to solve potential problems

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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