IBM to Stop Making and Selling Facial Recognition Software in Wake of Black Lives Matter Protests

IBM announced it will no longer develop or sell facial recognition software in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Computing reported. Big Blue revealed the decision in a letter to members of Congress on Tuesday.

In a letter to the members of the US Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said that the company would no longer sell general purpose facial recognition software and would also oppose use of such technology for racial profiling, mass surveillance, violations of basic human rights or any purpose “which is not consistent with our values and principles of trust and transparency”. IBM’s decision to quit the facial recognition services has come at the time when US faces countrywide demonstrations over the tragic death of George Floyd, a black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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