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Amazon adds fear detection and age ranges to its facial-recognition tech as the Border Patrol looks to award a $950 million contract

Amazon adds fear detection and age ranges to its facial-recognition tech as the Border Patrol looks to award a $950 million contract

Amazon Web Services has expanded the capabilities of its controversial facial-recognition technology called Rekognition. It now better detects more age ranges and it can also detect fear, the company announced in a blog post on Monday. The (emphasis ours): Today, we are launching accuracy and functionality improvements to our face analysis features. Face analysis generates metadata about detected faces in the form of gender, age range, emotions, attributes such as 'Smile', face pose, face image quality and face landmarks. With this release, we have further improved the accuracy of gender...

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'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network

"Google, this is bogus as hell," Paul Vixie this week. The IETF mail list is where the people who create the internet's technologies converse. The post because Paul Vixie is known for his pioneering work on the modern Domain Name Service (DNS). And it is how Google was using DNS in its Chromecast Ultra streaming device that ticked him off. Read: DNS turns the words you type into your browser, like businessinsider.com, in the numerical internet address that computers use to find webpages, videos or whatnot and deliver them to your device. Home networks typically use their ISP's DNS server,...

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