IBM abandons 'general purpose' facial recognition market

Nima Green
clock • 2 min read

In a letter to US Congress, CEO Arvind Krishna condemns racially biased surveillance and calls on rivals to reconsider how their technology is being used

Two months after taking the reins at Big Blue, CEO Arvind Krishna (pictured) has announced the vendor giant will withdraw from the facial recognition market. In an open letter to US Congress, Krishna said IBM will no longer sell facial recognition technology to governments or police because of its use in mass surveillance and racial profiling. "IBM no longer offers general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software," he said. "Artificial Intelligence is a powerful tool that ...

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