Emotion-reading tech fails the racial bias test

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Science + Technology – The Conversation January 3, 2019 at 06:33AM.)

Facial recognition technology has progressed to point where it now interprets emotions in facial expressions. This type of analysis is increasingly used in daily life. For example, companies can use facial recognition software to help with hiring decisions. Other programs scan the faces in crowds to identify threats to public safety.

Unfortunately, this technology struggles to interpret the emotions of black faces. My new study, published last month, shows that emotional analysis technology assigns more negative emotions to black men’s faces than white men’s faces.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Science + Technology – The Conversation] January 3, 2019 at 06:33AM. Credit to the original author and Science + Technology – The Conversation | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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