IBM Stops Selling Facial Recognition Products

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The American tech company IBM no longer sells facial recognition products.

 

The company has decided to do so because it no longer wants to participate in the dissemination of Technology that can promote mass surveillance and ethnic profiling.

“IBM is strongly opposed to, and will not condone, the use of facial recognition technology used for mass surveillance, ethnic profiling and violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms,” said CEO Arvind Krishna in a letter to the United States Congress.

“Technology can increase transparency and help the police protect communities, but it should not promote discrimination or racial injustice.

Sellers and users of AI (Artificial Intelligence) systems have a shared responsibility to ensure that Al is tested for bias when used in law enforcement, “Krishna said further.

IBM has offered Congress to work together to pursue “justice and equality between different populations.”

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