IBM pulls out of facial recognition, fearing racial profiling and mass surveillance

IBM has pulled out of the facial recognition game—the boldest move yet by a Big Tech firm to repudiate the discriminatory use of the technology.

The company announced late Monday that it was no longer offering general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, in a letter to senators and members of Congress.

“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,” wrote

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