Amazon says its facial recognition tech can now detect fear

Amazon has announced that its facial recognition system can now detect “fear” in people. Dubbed Rekognition, the software offers a comprehensive range of tools for face detection, analysis, and recognition in images and videos. It’s one among several services it offers to developers as part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure. “We have improved accuracy for emotion detection — for all seven emotions: ‘Happy,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Angry,’ ‘Surprised,’ ‘Disgusted,’ ‘Calm,’ and ‘Confused’ — and added a new emotion: ‘Fear,’” the company said. While fear could be leveraged for practical security uses, reading a person’s emotions by their facial features…

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