As concerns mount over Amazon’s facial-recognition technology Rekognition, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab found that the system has difficulty telling the gender of female faces and darker-skinned faces than other systems, The New York Times reports. Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the tech industry's practice of self-regulation may no longer be sufficient and voiced support for government regulation. Meanwhile, an op-ed for Bloomberg Opinion notes that despite the increased criticism and calls from Amazon shareholders for the company to adopt corporate social responsibility practices with its technology, it is more likely that government will be required to respond with targeted, context-specific regulation. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: Kate Kaye writes about facial-recognition tests conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology in this piece for Privacy Tech.
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