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good to have you with us and we're starting with a decision taken in the united states that could create ripples around the world certainly was security is concerned san francisco is banning facial recognition technology once signed into law it will be the 1st. banning facial recognition technology tech savvy some francisco says it wants to create a secure state not a security state. also on the show so it pharmacies in the u.s. bear the brunt of washington straight policy a 25 percent tariff imposed by beijing is crippling of their business. welcome to do business asia want to get good to have you with us and we're starting with a decision taken in the united states that could create ripples around the world certainly was security is concerned san francisco is banning facial recognition technology once signed into law it will be the 1st american city to make it illegal for local government agencies to obtain retain access or use the surveillance.
send francisco home to many of the world's tech pioneers is blazing a new path it's restricting the use of facial recognition technology by the local government. it's psychologically unhealthy when people who know they're being watching every aspect of the public realm out on the streets in parks that's not the kind of city i will live in give this as the difference whether the technology can still be used by the u.s. federal government and private businesses in san francisco rapid. facial recognition technology is already in use the world over at airports on social media at sporting events and even in smartphones. big players like amazon facebook and i.b.m. make billions helping both private companies and governments utilize their software the $4000000000.00 industry is expected to quadruple in size over the next decade.
here in berlin the german government has started experimenting with the technology at public train stations after a terror attack at a christmas market in 2016. and companies maintain facial recognition software can improve consumers' lives. like at this market in china where cameras automatically identify consumers and charge purchases to their account. for exactly how as the critics of the technology say china's extensive use of facial identification software should serve as a cautionary tale the country's camera surveillance systems tracked millions of its citizens automatically. the government has even outfitted taxis with cameras that automatically identify passengers and log their trips in a central register officially to improve consumer safety however critics warn such uses are an invitation to government abuse. still as we just saw there this kind of
technology does appear to be here to stay authorities around the world have been adopting it including in india where plans are underway to introduce facial recognition at the bangalore international airport the biometric technology will identify passengers as they move across the airport removing the need to present boarding passes and passports multiple times so quite practical but what do indians make of it well let's bring in a giant p.k. co-founder in fact a daily in bangalore good to have you with us so face will recognition as we've heard now several times is quite controversial what do indians think about it. yes so it's largely controversial and you will see that indians like technology as long as it makes their life easier for example you'll see india has the largest biometric database already a 1000000000 people in rolled in that database over the last 5 to 6 years now if if it makes their lives easier they are likely to adopt it however there are huge
concerns around privacy data security and information protection which will be called out in the days to come so in if you look at bangalore which is a really busy airport you have a lot of software professionals coming in and out of the city and these users are really are aware of what's happening around them and privacy is a huge concern for them in india doesn't have a date up a texan law as yet saw there likely protests what is going to happen to my data am i going to be singled out am i going to be racially profiled there are many questions around this this technology saw we're likely to see a lot of protests in the days to come but also the fact that you know india is not averse to using technology for if it makes their life simpler so certainly bangalore it'll sort of trigger a whole raft perhaps of new measures also in terms of data protection do you think
it will also kick off a facial recognition technology across india in all sorts of different places not just airports. so we do have many instances of facial recognition technology being piloted across the country for example you know many police. institutions or law and order to institutions across the country in different cities have used our knowledge easy to identify criminals or even more to identify lost and missing children and there have been good use it has been put to good use but most of the times it's been the data or the face of the place that is queried against a very specific limited database of criminal. database and that's not so bad as long as you know there are safety and there is there are laws around safety and privacy there have been instances where thousands of kids are
children who have been lost. in crowded places who have been found you know and returned to their parents in cities like delhi where facial recognition has been put to good use ok p.k. there co-founder facta daily in bangalore thank you so much. now than the trade dispute between the united states and china has been playing out for well over a year now and the chances of a resolution appear to shift dramatically from one day to the next among those who have found themselves on the fault line of the conflict a story being pharmacy in ohio. if you've ever wondered why the trade spat between the world's top 2 economies is playing out on the ground look no further than rural ohio. soybean farmer brad davis used to sell a 3rd of his progeny to china but
a 25 percent tariff imposed by beijing is crippling his business. compared to who are year ago. we're looking at. $3.00 or a bushel so on that. $14000.00 morsels of beans that we have. almost a $45000.00 loss earlier this week the price of soybean futures sunk to an 11 year low of confidence that a deal could be struck deterioration it the lower mood was largely prompted by the united states and china imposing a fresh set of tariffs on each other a move that left business owners in both countries feeling confused. in the world trade center how they helped us here in denver and we get calls every day ranging from you know what's my new terror today were says yesterday and how can i mitigate we've increased or so we have been helping companies rework their supply chains
understanding regulations both here in the u.s. and also in the country they're doing business with a lot of people are really concerned no one more so than soybean grower brett davis whose continued livelihood could depend on an agreement between washington and beijing. while germany has managed to dodge recession despite all the trade uncertainty official figures show that the economy expanding its founding by point 4 percent in the 1st quarter driving factors domestic consumption and a boom in the construction sector while the trade war and to break putting the brakes on further growth the german government and leading economic institutes recently scaled back their growth forecasts for the year as a whole. but europe strongest economy is still growing if only a little bit let's bring in i should toss funday at the frankfurt stock exchange as
she does has the latest data gone down in the financial world. monica there's a sense of cautious optimism optimism because the numbers finally have thrown out of the window any concerns about long long term economic slowdown but this question that's because there are concerns about the u.s. china trade war escalating and that is not good for germany because germany is good the u.s. and china are key markets for german exports also there is the specter of for tariffs on auto imports of from auto imports from europe to the the auto explore sorry to the u.s. so there are concerns of that it's on that and that's again a hugely problematic for germany germany's a huge exporter of automobiles and it's a console in the 70 percent of the. imports to the u.s. right from the euro zone i mean of course we've seen in recent years that to
germany always managed to weather the storm some how would you say it's still a safe investment. well there are certainly encouraging signs the unemployment is at record lows the wages growing and that augurs well for the domestic consumption the domestic economy is strong as you just mentioned but there is a major caveat and that is how president trump and president xi jinping of china are going to act in the next few weeks because that's going to determine german the head of the german economy ok i should touch monday there in frankfurt thank you so much well it is a sad fact that coral is dying the world over climate change destruction by carelessly most and yes even the sunscreen many tourists love of themselves with a killing coral at an alarming rate to preserve what's also a major tourist attraction and source of income for locals thailand keeps one of
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