IBM quits facial-recognition market over police racial-profiling concerns | IBM | The Guardian

IBM is pulling out of the facial recognition market and is calling for “a national dialogue” on the technology’s use in law enforcement.

 

The abrupt about-face comes as technology companies are facing increased scrutiny over their contracts with police amid violent crackdowns on peaceful protest across America.

In a public letter to Congress, IBM chief executive, Arvind Krishna, explained the company’s decision to back out of the business, and declared an intention “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.”

 

Source: IBM quits facial-recognition market over police racial-profiling concerns | IBM | The Guardian