IBM will no longer offer facial recognition software to law enforcement

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IBM will no longer offer facial recognition software to law enforcement

Artificial intelligence powerhouse IBM has had it with law enforcement’s misuse of facial recognition technology.

In a letter to Congress this week, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna outlined the different ways the tech company intends to address racial injustice and police abuse. “IBM would like to work with Congress in pursuit of justice and racial equity, focused initially in three key policy areas: police reform, responsible use of technology, and broadening skills and educational opportunities,” Krishna wrote.

As part of its effort to responsibly use technology, Krishna explained how facial recognition tools are misused for mass surveillance, racial profiling, and human rights violations, and said the company would no longer offer “general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software.” Read more…

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