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IBM Abandons Facial Recognition Products, Condemns Racially Biased Surveillance

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IBM Abandons Facial Recognition Products, Condemns Racially Biased Surveillance

Article by Bobby Allyn.

IBM will no longer provide facial recognition technology to police departments for mass surveillance and racial profiling, Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive, wrote in a letter to Congress.

Krishna wrote that such technology could be used by police to violate “basic human rights and freedoms,” and that would be out of step with the company’s values.

“We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies,” Krishna said. […]

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