The San Francisco administration says the measure is designed to protect civil rights and freedoms.
In addition to the ban on the use of technologyface recognition by government agencies, the bill provides for control over the supply of devices and technologies for monitoring citizens, including license plate recognition systems and Stingray cell towers.
The publication notes that the measure is unlikelylike the police who already use face recognition systems. Also, the law may strike at Amazon, which sells a device to spy on citizens to city authorities.
Earlier, Google, during a conference for I / O developers, announced plans to teach its voice recognition algorithm to understand the words of people suffering from speech disorders.