IBM announced that they have stopped working with the authorities to develop facial recognition technology. This was announced by the company’s CEO Arvind Krishna in a letter to the USA Congress.
IBM suggested the US government not to buy the technology from other suppliers as well. CEO of IBM Arvind Krishna noted that the company does not encourage technologies that will be used «for mass surveillance and violation of basic human rights and freedoms.»
The statement said the company wants to work with Congress to ensure fairness and racial equality. It is necessary to start a national dialogue on how to use facial recognition technology in law enforcement, according to IBM.
In the US, protests began against the background of the murder of a black man by police. The protesters demand justice for people of all colors and use the slogan «Black Lives Matter».