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IBM exits facial recognition market, urges ‘national dialogue’ on use by law enforcement

The company will stop offering facial recognition software and opposes any use of such technology for purposes of mass surveillance and racial profiling, Krishna said. CNBC reported that IBM’s facial recognition business did not generate significant revenue. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the facial recognition product decisions were made over a period of months. IBM is no longer developing, creating, researching, or selling facial recognition products in application programming interface (API) or any other form. IBM’s visual technology will be limited only to visual object detection, not for facial analysis and identification, the person added.

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