Microsoft accused of being 'complicit' in persecution of one million Muslims after helping China develop sinister AI capabilities
Microsoft researchers produced three research papers on AI and facial analysis with a Chinese military-run university last year, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.
US politicians have slammed the partnership with Sen. Marco Rubio describing it as "deeply disturbing" and "an act that makes them complicit" in China's human rights abuses
Critics say China can easily use the research to monitor and suppress citizens' rights.
Beijing has long touted its facial recognition technology around the country. In the western region of Xinjiang, authorities have used such technology to track and detain its Muslim minority.
Microsoft has defended its partnership with the Chinese military, saying its help "advance our understanding of technology."
I have to add that this is coming from Ted cruz - the guy who claimed Abortion access is war on Women
and Marco Rubio, the guy who took bribe from telecoms and sponsored a bill to let them sell your web history
They don't really have a moral high-ground, but it's still it's a fair shot to call out Microsoft for being involved in something as scummy as this.