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IBM, Amazon moves on facial recognition are good baby steps toward removing bias

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In the midst of huge crisis in the U.S. around police mistreatment of black Americans, two tech giants have said they will halt the sale of controversial facial-recognition software, which has been called out by privacy groups as contributing to racial profiling and ineffective most of the time.

On Monday, IBM Corp.’s
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new Chief Executive Arvind Krishna said the company is exiting the facial-recognition business, saying in a letter to 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…



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