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Amazon.com Bans Police From Using Rekognition

Two Days After IBM Suspended Facial Recognition Technology for a Year Amazon.com Does the Same

In the last month there has been an increasing unrest in the United States. The death of George Floyd that occurred on the 25th of May, 2020. This triggered a wave of protests in response now commonly known as the George Floyd protests.

“We are implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition… We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology”

The news comes after IBM announced it would take a one year break.

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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