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Facial recognition technologies and racial bias

The use of facial recognition by law enforcement to identify suspects raises concerns because of high inaccuracy rates and striking racial disparities in how the algorithms can correctly identify people. For example, the darker the skin, the higher the incidence of errors – up to nearly 35 percent for images of darker-skinned women, according to a study…

Microsoft urges regulation of facial-recognition technology

Storyline: Advances in artificial technology enable new technologies like facial-recognition Microsoft says regulatory focus should include racial and gender bias, privacy and mass government surveillance Many believe new laws should get permission, when facial-recognition is being used Microsoft is urging governments around the globe to regulate facial-recognition technology in 2019 with independent assessment of accuracy…