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Amazon can tell when you’re afraid of.
In a Monday blog post, the tech giant, led by CEO Jeff Bezos, has announced that her face Rekognition software is the new thing that it is able to detect — the fear, in addition to happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm, and in the war.
The company also said it has improved the accuracy of gender identification, and age-range plan.
The controversial facial-detection software, which is under the auspices of the cloud computing business, known as Amazon Web Services, which has drawn condemnation from privacy and digital rights activists and lawmakers, who object to Amazon’s marketing of the Rekognition to the police departments and government agencies such as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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“Amazon is going to get someone killed by a negligent marketing of this dangerous and invasive surveillance technology to goverments,” Evan Greer, the deputy director of Fight for the Future, he told Fox News by e-mail. “Facial recognition is already faster, and worse, the police abuse, profiling, and other forms of discrimination. Now, Amazon has us on a path of armed ” government agents are able to make split-second decisions that are based on an incorrect algorithm was the testimony.”
In a recent test by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the Amazon’s face-tracking software and found it to be incorrectly tuned in the 26, California state regulators, or more than 1 in 5 of the images are from a set of 25,000 in a public arrest of your photos. More than one-half of the false positives were people of color, according to the ACLU.
During a Tuesday press conference for the announcement of the study, in California, Assemblyman Phil Ting, a Democrat, has said that the test showed that the software may not be used. For that purpose, which is a Chinese-American, is one of the co-legislators, which was presented to you. He is a co-sponsor of a bill to ban facial recognition technology is being used in police body cameras in California, usa.
A similar test of the Rekognition in June 2018 and have found the software to erroneously labelled the 28th of the members of the Congress as well as the defendants, 40 percent of whom were people of color.
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For that purpose, and said: “well, we could laugh about it, as well as lawmakers, it’s no laughing matter if you are a person who is trying to get a job, and if you’re a person trying to get out of a house, when you are falsely accused of being arrested.”
Amazon has previously said that it will encourage law enforcement agencies to the use of a 99 per cent confidence ratings for public security applications of the technology.
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“The use of face recognition to identify persons of interest in an investigation, the enforcement of the law on the use of the recommended a 99 percent confidence threshold, and only use those predictions as an element of the research is not the sole determinant),” the company said in a blog post earlier this year.
However, activists and technology experts have said that in real-world scenarios, which is 99% of the guidance, it is not necessary to be followed.
“If you’re falsely accused of, arrested, what is going on?” Ting said at a press conference. “Well, it can have an impact on your ability to get employment, and it is certainly affecting your ability to get housing. There are real people that have a real impact.”