Microsoft Scraps 10 Million Facial Recognition Photos On The Low

Microsoft has quietly deleted its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images of journalists, musicians and policy They are putting an end to its role in the potential for abuse that facial recognition technology has, which could lead to incidents of racial profiling.

Microsoft Scraps 10 Million Facial Recognition Photos On The Low

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Last December, Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote on the company’s website about the importance of avoiding using facial recognition technology for unlawful discrimination.

Last December, Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote on the company’s website about the importance of avoiding using facial recognition technology for unlawful discrimination.

As an outspoken proponent to properly regulate facial recognition technology, Microsoft has quietly deleted its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images.

As an outspoken proponent to properly regulate facial recognition technology, Microsoft has quietly deleted its MS Celeb database, which contains more than 10 million images.

Microsoft is finally putting an end to its role in the potential for abuse that facial recognition technology has, which could lead to incidents of racial profiling.

Microsoft is finally putting an end to its role in the potential for abuse that facial recognition technology has, which could lead to incidents of racial profiling.

The use of facial recognition technology has a disparate impact on people of color, disenfranchising a group who already face inequality.

The use of facial recognition technology has a disparate impact on people of color, disenfranchising a group who already face inequality.

CultureBanx  noted the software giant wants to ensure the technology which has higher error rates for African Americans, does not invade personal privacy or become a tool for discrimination or surveillance.

Also, Microsoft and Google aren’t alone in voicing concerns about the misuse of facial recognition services.

Also, Microsoft and Google aren’t alone in voicing concerns about the misuse of facial recognition services.

CultureBanx  noted the software giant wants to ensure the technology which has higher error rates for African Americans, does not invade personal privacy or become a tool for discrimination or surveillance.

The deletion comes after Microsoft called on U. S. politicians to do a better job of regulating recognition systems last year.

The deletion comes after Microsoft called on U. S. politicians to do a better job of regulating recognition systems last year.

Microsoft has even blocked sales of its facial recognition tech to California police departments who wanted to use it in body cameras and cars.

Considering both Microsoft and Google have been operating in the A. I. space for years, we must wonder why they’ve truly started calling out it’s potentially harmful impact and when the rest of the industry will as well.

Considering both Microsoft and Google have been operating in the A. I. space for years, we must wonder why they’ve truly started calling out it’s potentially harmful impact and when the rest of the industry will as well.

Microsoft has even blocked sales of its facial recognition tech to California police departments who wanted to use it in body cameras and cars.

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