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If you’re a darker-skinned woman, this is how often facial-recognition software decides you’re a man

Josh Horwitz
If you’re a darker-skinned woman, this is how often facial-recognition software decides you’re a man

All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet. A new study from MIT and Microsoft rearchers (pdf) is providing more evidence of exactly how bad facial-recognition software is at accurately identifying darker faces, especially when those faces belong to women. In a test to identify…