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Facebook’s 10 Years Challenge is Just Another Harmless Meme, isn’t It?

If you use social media, you’ve probably noticed a trend across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of people posting their then-and-now profile pictures, mostly from 10 years ago and this year. My intent wasn’t to claim that the meme is inherently dangerous. But I knew the facial recognition scenario was broadly plausible and indicative of […]

Amazon Facial-identification Software Falls Short On Tests For Accuracy And Bias

Facial-recognition software developed by Amazon and marketed to local and federal law enforcement as a powerful crime-fighting tool struggles to pass basic tests of accuracy, such as correctly identifying a person’s gender, research released Thursday says. Researchers with M.I.T. Media Lab also said Amazon’s Rekognition system performed more accurately when […]