IBM abandons all facial recognition work over potential for misuse

IBM abandons all facial recognition work over potential for misuse

In a letter delivered to the United States Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna has declared the company will no longer provide any form of general purpose facial recognition software. IBM also later confirmed it will halt all research and development activities...
iPhone and Mac data encrypted in use by IBM toolkit

iPhone and Mac data encrypted in use by IBM toolkit

IBM has released new toolkits for macOS and iOS that will make it possible for developers to begin incorporating fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) into their apps and services. While the company has released toolkits for Apple’s mobile and desktop operating...
IBM publishes wide-ranging free data sets to assist AI developers

IBM publishes wide-ranging free data sets to assist AI developers

IBM has published a number of notebooks, datasets and more resources from IBM Research on their Data Asset eXchange (DAX) for developers to use free of cost. DAX is an online hub with curated, free data sets that AI developers and data scientists can use under open...
IBM, HP announce major job cuts

IBM, HP announce major job cuts

Tech behemoths IBM and HPE have announced a slew of job and salary cuts in an attempt to control the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the exact number of layoffs is unknown, a MarketWatch report suggests that it is likely to be in the thousands. In a bid...
IBM CEO: ‘Every company will become an AI company’

IBM CEO: ‘Every company will become an AI company’

In his first keynote since taking the reins last month, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna doubled down on the firm’s commitment to artificial intelligence (AI) as a foundational technology for the future. At the company’s virtual Think Digital event, Krishna declared that “the...