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IBM won’t develop facial recognition tech for mass surveillance anymore
IBM has announced that it won’t offer or develop general-purpose facial recognition technology to encourage responsible usage of tech by law enforcement. The company has been a major player in the field for years, offering several solutions.
In a letter to Congress, IBM’s CEO, Arvind Krishna, addressed the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and said the company would like to work with officials to achieve racial equality.
Krishna suggested that there need to be key policy changes through police reform, responsible use of technology, and broadening skills and educational opportunities.