Amazon Jeff Bezos Stops Sharing Face Recognition only for One  Year

 

 

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Nasdaq Amazon bans facial recognition technology software for one year. It takes this action due to the recent bias of racial discrimination. The technology does not properly screen people with darker skin. There is bias risk within the algorithm. They are not purposely doing this; it is something that is not working properly with the technology. There are also large privacy concerns from civil rights groups that are  addressing  the question  of the  civil rights  of citizens and the  invasion of privacy.

The announcement follows years of pressure from police reform advocates and activists, including the American Civil Liberties Union

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Jeff Bezos is an American internet entrepreneur, industrialist, media proprietor, and investor. He is best known as the founder, CEO, and president of the multi-national technology company Amazon. The first centi-billionaire on the Forbes wealth index, Bezos has been the world’s richest person since 2017 and was named the “richest man in modern history” after his net worth increased to $150 billion in July 2018. Source: Click here

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