Your Web News in One Place
August 13, 2019 09:38 pm GMT

Amazon claims its Rekognition software can now detect fear

It seems that just like bees, Amazon can sense your fear.

Because nothing says "nightmare scenario" quite like a giant tech corporation everyone uses knowing what you're feeling, Amazon announced on Monday that Rekognition, its controversial facial recognition tool, can now detect a person's fear. 

The update includes "improved accuracy for emotion detection (for all 7 emotions: ‘Happy’, ‘Sad’, ‘Angry’, ‘Surprised’, ‘Disgusted’, ‘Calm’ and ‘Confused’)" but, just for kicks, I guess, "added a new emotion: ‘Fear’."

Experts: 'Emotion Recognition' Lacks Scientific Foundation

Amazon: Our algorithm can detect FEAR.

h/t @QuinnyPig

— Jake Snow (@snowjake) August 13, 2019

More about Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, Amazon Rekognition, Tech, and Cybersecurity

Original Link:

Share this article:  Share on Twitter  Share on Facebook
View Full Article


Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.

More About this Source Visit Mashable