Face recognition technology is evil? IBM closes related business

The situation in the United States (and not only) because of the murder of George Floyd by the police began to affect new areas. In a letter to the U.S. Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, in addition to calls for greater responsibility for the police and promoting equality in the country, said the company was withdrawing from the face recognition technology business.

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Quarterly 2020 IBM Report Published: Net Profit for the Year Drops 26

IBM has published a report for the first quarter of this year. During the reporting period, an income of $ 18.2 billion was received. This value turned out to be 3.4% less in annual terms, but the adjustment for the change in the exchange rate and taking into account the effect of the sale of part of the business gives an increase of 0.1%.

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The most powerful supercomputer in the world took on the study of coronavirus

For several months now, doctors have not been able to find an effective cure for Covid-19 coronavirus. In some countries, the epidemiological threshold has been significantly exceeded and even quarantine has been declared. Against this background, the most powerful computer on Earth, IBM Summit, was used to find an effective cure for the epidemic. Scientists have already reported on the first results of the supercomputer.

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IBM Improves Traditional Batteries with Sea Water

The auto industry is actively moving towards clean electricity. Many automakers are already releasing or announcing the release of electric cars. However, modern lithium-ion batteries contain heavy metals that are difficult to mine, which increases the cost of batteries. Researchers at the IBM Research Battery Lab are proposing a new solution to this problem.

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