This week’s best quotes in business span artificial intelligence, home sales, tech worker’s employment and Boeing customers.

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“We must ensure that the year 2024 doesn’t look like a page from the novel ‘1984.’ ”

Microsoft President Brad Smith, in a blog post calling for government regulation of facial-recognition technology.

A Boeing 737 MAX 9 painted with the colors and logo of the Lion Air Group (David Ryder / Bloomberg)
A Boeing 737 MAX 9 painted with the colors and logo of the Lion Air Group (David Ryder / Bloomberg)

“He’s very upset with Boeing.”

An airline financier describing Lion Air founder Rusdi Kirana, who is considering canceling orders in the aftermath of the 737 MAX crash at his airline.

“It’s a little bit of a herd mentality.”

Sabrina Booth, a Windermere broker in Seattle, on the sharp reversal in home-sales trends.

“We will continue to be mistreated and ignored if we stay silent.”

Google contract employees writing to the company’s CEO to demand better work arrangements.

“This is contro­versial, and could cause some anxiety for folks.”

Seattle Planning Commission chair Tim Parham on its report urging some changes to single-family zoning rules.