“I signed the letter asking Amazon to stop selling face recognition and related software to law enforcement,” former principal scientist at Amazon Web Services Anima Anandkumar told FRONTLINE. In this excerpt, she explains why she felt the need to do so.
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This excerpt is from an interview conducted for FRONTLINE’s documentary “Amazon Empire,” which examines how founder and CEO Jeff Bezos turned Amazon into a business empire that is unprecedented in the history of American capitalism.
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