IBM’s CEO said the firm will stop offering facial recognition software and called for ‘national dialogue’ on the use of the technology in law enforcement (IBM)

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the tech giant will no longer offer facial recognition software and said there should be a “national dialogue” on the technology’s use in law enforcement. Krishna announced the change in a letter to members of the US Congress, including Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, in which he also called for policing reforms in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. “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,”

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