Microsoft to discontinue face recognition as it updates AI guidelines

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AI holds great potential for discrimination, bias and law-breaking - it is this potential that Microsoft is targeting
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AI holds great potential for discrimination, bias and law-breaking - it is this potential that Microsoft is targeting

Amid the ongoing debate about the controversial use of facial recognition technology, Microsoft has announced it is retiring certain AI facial recognition capabilities.

The capabilities include those can infer emotional states, and identity attributes such as age, gender, smile, hair, and makeup. The decision is part of a more extensive revamp of Microsoft's et...

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