In light of the recent news and the Black Lives Matter protests, software company IBM has launched a new initiative to dubbed IBM Emb(race) to support and empower the black community. Previously, the brand was developing facial recognition and analysis software, but has since stopped this production as "mass surveillance [and] racial profiling [is a] violation of basic human rights or freedoms."
In addition, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna sent a letter to Congress demanding police reform, responsible technology policies, and expanded opportunities for the black community. Krishna is also calling for a national dialogue on how technology should be used by law enforcement, demanding more transparency and accountability for the police force.
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