In a letter to Congress this week, IBM’s CEO announced that it will sunset its general-purpose facial recognition and analysis software products. On IBM’s heels, Amazon announced a one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition, and Microsoft said it will not sell facial recognition technology to U.S. police departments until there is a national law in place. These values-based decisions come amid grave concerns about the use of facial recognition practices. In fact, many municipalities in the U.S. — from San Francisco, California to Brookline, Massachusetts — have already issued bans on law enforcement use of facial recognition.
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The article by Forresters vice presidents and research directors Merritt Maxim and Srividya Sridharan; vice presidents and analysts Fatemeh Khatibloo, Jeff Pollard and Rick Parrish; and principal analysts Brandon Purcell and Kjell Carlsson, Ph.D., is here. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of CDOTrends. Photo credit: iStockphoto/eternalcreative