Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

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Controversial startup to continue supplying police with facial-recognition tech

Not every tech company is following the lead of Amazon and IBM when it comes to facial-recognition technology. Clearview AI—a startup that’s amassed over 3 billion images of people that were posted on the internet—will continue providing its tool to law enforcement. 

Clearview AI offers its system to hundreds of police departments, and it has no plans to stop. “While Amazon, Google, and IBM have decided to exit the marketplace, Clearview AI believes in the mission of responsibly used facial recognition to protect children, victims of financial fraud, and other crimes that afflict our communities,” CEO Hoan Ton-That said in a statement. Read more…

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