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IBM exits facial recognition business, calls for police reform

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  1. [2]
    aethicglass
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    Despite the sentiment that the actions of a corporation are hard to see in any light other than profit motive, I'll still take this as a step above hollow declarations of support. Maybe not much...

    Despite the sentiment that the actions of a corporation are hard to see in any light other than profit motive, I'll still take this as a step above hollow declarations of support. Maybe not much of a step above, but it's still a step. Here's hoping more steps follow suit.

    10 votes
    1. mrbig
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      Thank you for saying that. Skepticism can be a health thing, but automatic cynicism is tiresome and may very well lead to false conclusions.

      Thank you for saying that. Skepticism can be a health thing, but automatic cynicism is tiresome and may very well lead to false conclusions.

      4 votes
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    asoftbird
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    Do they actually care, or is it something they've been wanting to do but doing it now is better for their image?

    Do they actually care, or is it something they've been wanting to do but doing it now is better for their image?

    5 votes
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      drannex
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      Likely the latter, and more likely they are also spinning the division off and filling it out under 'investments' into a smaller company.

      Likely the latter, and more likely they are also spinning the division off and filling it out under 'investments' into a smaller company.

      8 votes
      1. Farox
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        It's been a few companies now that said they stopped supplying police with FR tech. Either way, I take it.

        It's been a few companies now that said they stopped supplying police with FR tech. Either way, I take it.

        1 vote
    2. mrbig
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      We have an expression in Portuguese: “you’re debating sex between angels”. We use it for discussions in which we cannot affirm anything remotely concrete one way or the other, rendering the debate...

      We have an expression in Portuguese: “you’re debating sex between angels”. We use it for discussions in which we cannot affirm anything remotely concrete one way or the other, rendering the debate pointless. I believe that is the case.

      4 votes