Amazon: Facial recognition bias claims are ‘misleading’

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Amazon has defended its facial-recognition tool, Rekognition, against claims of racial and gender bias, following a study published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The researchers compared tools from five companies, including Microsoft and IBM.

While none was 100% accurate, it found that Amazon’s Rekognition tool performed the worst when it came to recognising women with darker skin.

Amazon said the study was “misleading”.

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