Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Microsoft Improves Facial Recognition Technology

Microsoft says that it has improved its facial recognition technology to perform better across all skin tones and genders.

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it has updated its facial recognition technology with significant improvements in the system’s ability to recognize gender across skin tones. That improvement addresses recent concerns that commercially available facial recognition technologies more accurately recognized gender of people with lighter skin tones than darker skin tones, and that they performed best on males with lighter skin and worst on females with darker skin.