Microsoft Works on Fixing Its Racially-Biased Facial Recognition Software

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This is something many people would never think of – that is unless you’re a person of color. Facial recognition software, or at least Microsoft’s software, was programmed with mostly Caucasian male faces. That means it has a more difficult time recognizing darker faces, particularly females. But Microsoft is announcing they’ve improved that. The Racist Side of Facial Recognition Software Earlier this year Microsoft’s Face API, based on Azure, picked up criticism in a research paper. They were looking at the error rate of attempts to identify the gender of people of color and found that it was as high

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