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Amazon is pausing its facial recognition program for police for a year — but that’s not enough

Days after IBM pulled out of facial recognition tech used for mass surveillance, Amazon said yesterday that it’s putting a year-long pause on its facial recognition program for the US police forces. The company said it’ll still allow usage of the software, known as Rekognition, for preventing child abuse on the...
Days after IBM pulled out of facial recognition tech used for mass surveillance, Amazon said yesterday that it’s putting a year-long pause on its facial recognition program for the US police forces. The company said it’ll still allow usage of the software, known as Rekognition, for preventing child abuse on the internet and stopping human trafficking. But Amazon‘s step feels like a measure to earn some brownie points. The ecommerce giant’s announcement doesn’t mention anything about steps it’s taking to ensure that its algorithm is less biased and doesn’t allow surveillance or racial targeting. The company is putting the onus on Congress to come… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon
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