IBM to Managers: Move Near an Office or Leave Company::International Business Machines Corp. delivered a companywide ultimatum to managers who are still working remotely: move near an office or leave the company.

  • @Snapz
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    425 months ago

    IBM amplified the death and destruction of the holocaust by assisting the nazis with a more efficient process to find Jewish people.

    The Nazis made extensive use of Hollerith punch card and alphabetical accounting equipment and IBM’s majority-owned German subsidiary, Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen GmbH (Dehomag), supplied this equipment from the early 1930s. This equipment was critical to Nazi efforts to categorize citizens of both Germany and other nations that fell under Nazi control through ongoing censuses. This census data was used to facilitate the round-up of Jews and other targeted groups, and to catalog their movements through the machinery of the Holocaust, including internment in the concentration camps. Nazi concentration camps operated a Hollerith department called Hollerith Abteilung, which had IBM machines, including calculating and sorting machines.

    The guy that ran the company through this period was named Watson - their AI offering today is named after him… the guy that greenlit the nazi stuff - This world is a fucking joke.

    • @wikibotB
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      165 months ago

      Here’s the summary for the wikipedia article you mentioned in your comment:

      IBM Watson is a computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. It was developed in IBM’s DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s founder and first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was initially developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!

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      • @Algaroth
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