Amazon to ban police use of facial recognition software for a year

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2020
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Amazon is implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its artificial intelligence software Rekognition amid a growing backlash over the tech company’s ties to law enforcement.

The company has recently stated its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which advocates for police reform – using Twitter to call for an end to “the inequitable and brutal treatment of black people” in the US and has putting a “Black lives matter” banner at the top of its home page. But the company has been criticized as hypocritical because it...

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/10/amazon-rekognition-software-police-black-lives-matter

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