Amazon shareholders to vote on selling facial recognition tech to government - CNET

Facial recognition has a race problem. When MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini realized that facial recognition software didn’t work particularly well on darker-skinned women, she came up with a solution by creating a gender-balanced set of over a thousand politicians from Africa and Europe. She didn’t expect the companies creating the software to have a “hostile” reaction to her discovery.Read Full Story

Amazon shareholders to vote on selling facial recognition tech to government - CNET

They worry the controversial Rekognition technology is moving a bit too quickly.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from CNET

Amazon shareholders will vote to ban facial recognition tech

Amazon shareholders will vote to ban the company's controversial facial recognition technology next week in a key symbolic process. Amazon set the vote date, May 22nd, after the ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Engadget

Amazon shareholders to vote on banning sales of facial recognition tech to governments

Last year the world found out about Rekognition, facial recognition technology developed and sold by Amazon. Unsurprisingly, the company came under fire from privacy advocates and civil liberties ...

Sun 14 Apr 19 from Techspot

Amazon Shareholders Set to Vote on a Proposal to Ban Sales of Facial Recognition Tech to Governments

Amazon shareholders will vote in May on a proposal to ban the sale of facial recognition technology to governments after beating an attempt by Amazon itself to quash the proposal before it got ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Gizmodo

MIT researcher surprised by Amazon’s “hostile” reaction to her face-recognition work

Facial recognition has a race problem. When MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini realized that facial recognition software didn’t work particularly well on darker-skinned women, she came up ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Fastcompany Tech

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