IBM has announced it will no longer offer or develop research related to facial recognition
technology. The company CEO Arvind Krishna wrote a letter to Congress stating IBM will firmly oppose use of facial recognition technology and stop offering any software that is used for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations and more.
He also called on for greater transparency and accountability to policing and asked the
Congress to introduce a national policy to encourage the use of technology, such as body
cameras and data analytics, to bring greater transparency.