Facebook is purging face recognition. Here’s why I don’t trust it.

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For a decade, Facebook (now known as Meta) used facial recognition to tag millions of photos with the identities of the people in them. Now the company says it’s ceasing the algorithm and deleting a billion face prints. Here’s why I don’t trust them. This is a fraught moment for Meta/Facebook, given the leaked documents … Continued

IBM takes a stand on race and bias

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IBM’s CEO sent a letter to Congress regarding technology and racial justice reform. It’s notable for taking a clear stand on ways to use technology to promote more opportunity, rather than as a tool that could be abused by law enforcement. Analyzing Arvind Krishna’s letter Here’s what IBM CEO Arvind Krishna wrote, with my commentary. … Continued