BBC — Microsoft has filed a patent for a system to monitor employees’ facial recognition and body language

Big Brother Watch Team / December 1, 2020

Microsoft has filed a patent for a system to monitor employees’ facial recognition and body language to detect when employees are lazy at work.

Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch said:

“This type of employee surveillance software obstructs diversity in workplaces by operating on the false premise that there is a uniform, normative way that people work optimally.

“A lot of surveillance tech is marketed as ‘innovative’ but in reality is astoundingly retrograde.”

BBC — Microsoft files patent to record and score meetings on body language

New York Post — Microsoft patents new software that can detect when employees are lazy

UNILAD — Microsoft Working On Tech To Monitor How Engaged You Are At Work

Daily Mail — The spy in your computer that knows when you’re bored: Microsoft patents a system that can detect if employees are switching off from their voice, body language and facial expressions

Yahoo News — Microsoft files patent to record and score meetings on body language