Microsoft | Facial Recognition | AI

Microsoft’s Facial Recognition Just Got Better at Identifying People with Dark Skin

The Face API, part of Azure Cognitive Services, can now identify men and women with darker skin far more successfully than previous iterations of the technology. The updates particularly improve the system’s recognition capabilities for women with darker skin tones, reducing error rates for darker-skinned men and women by as much as 20 times and reducing error rates for all women by nine times.

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China | Facial Recognition | AI

Why China Has An Edge In the A.I. Arms Race

An algorithm matched the face with an image from a database of “most wanted” mug shots.
The thief was the third fugitive to be arrested at a Jacky Cheung concert in as many months using software developed by Beijing’s Megvii, among the many Chinese groups pioneering ways to combine A.I. and facial-recognition capabilities. Read more…

Source: Fortune