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The two-year fight to stop Amazon from selling face recognition to the police

Mutale Nkonde discusses IBM’s letter to the Congressional Black Caucus with the MIT Technology Review.

“I think that IBM’s decision to send that letter, at the time that same legislative body is considering a police reform bill, really shifted the landscape,” says Mutale Nkonde, an AI policy advisor and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center. “Even though they weren’t a big player in facial recognition, the move really put Amazon in political danger.”

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