IBM exits facial recognition biz as CEO calls out inequity in tech usage


International Business Machines Corp will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, new Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna said in a letter to the members of the United States Congress on Monday.

The company will stop offering facial recognition software and oppose any use of such technology for purposes of mass surveillance and racial profiling, Krishna said. The tech giant's decision to get out of the facial recognition business, employed by multiple companies, comes as the United States.....

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