The ban was introduced for a year in the context of the protests that swept the United States after the murder of African American George Floyd by a policeman.
Amazon has decided to temporarily ban US police from using its face recognition technology. The company hopes that during this time the rules for using the system will be developed, according to the company's blog.
вЂњWe are introducing a one-year moratorium on police use of face recognition technology from Amazon,вЂќ the statement said.
The company advocates tightening the rules for the use of such systems and are waiting for the US Congress to develop new control standards. The company hopes that the US government will be able to develop such rules within a year.
At the same time, Amazon allows organizations that search for missing children to use this technology to help victims of trafficking and family reunion.
Before that, IBM announced a complete cessation of the development of face recognition technology.
Such decisions are due to increased pressure on companies after death at the hands of African-American police George Floyd in Minnesota.
Face recognition technology has been criticized for some time now. Studies show that most algorithms are more likely to incorrectly identify the faces of black people and other minorities, unlike white people.