a letter to representatives of the US Congress noted that IBM will stop
offering software for facial recognition or analysis, and oppose the use of
technology for mass surveillance and racial profiling.
transparency and accountability to policing following the death of George Floyd
in the US.
US contends with nationwide protests over the killing of a black man, George
Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis.
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, or any purpose which is not consistent with our
values and principles of trust and transparency,” he was quoted as saying
in the letter.
country have proposed reforms to address police brutality and racial injustice
aimed at boosting oversight of law enforcement agencies.
senators, including Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, Mr Krishna also called for
greater transparency and accountability to policing.
government study suggested facial recognition algorithms are far less accurate
at identifying African-American and Asian faces compared to Caucasian faces.
has made its controversial live facial recognition (LFR) technology operational
following 10 trials across the capital.