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IBM No Longer Offers Facial Recognition Software Amid Concerns on Racial Profiling



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IBM has said that it is no longer offering facial recognition or analysis software.

The tech company's CEO Arvind Krishna sent a letter to lawmakers. It urges for a national discussion regarding domestic law enforcement. It asks whether agencies should even be allowed to use facial recognition technology.

“IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of basic human rights and freedoms, or any purpose which is not consistent with our values and Principles of Trust and Transparency,” Krishna wrote.

Krishnan added that while artificial intelligence can help keep people safe, it needs to be tested for bias.

The company’s announcement follows the death of George Floyd and mass protests that demand justice.

“In September 1953, more than a decade before the passage of the Civil Rights Act, IBM took a bold stand in favour of equal opportunity. Yet nearly seven decades later, the horrible and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and too many others remind us that the fight against racism is as urgent as ever,” Krishna wrote in the letter.

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool that can help law enforcement keep citizens safe,” he added. Although he also said that both vendors and users of this system share a responsibility. AI being tested for bias is one thing they need to ensure, especially “when used in law enforcement.”

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