Microsoft’s decided to retire and rework an AI tool that could not only recognise our facial features, but also identify our mood.
Azure Face is an emotion recognition tool. These are highly criticised by experts who believe they violate human rights.
Microsoft has just published the updated version of its Responsible AI Standard.
It wants AI to be a positive force in the world, and says it recognised Azure Face has the potential to be misused.
It seems like it’s not goodbye for good for the AI facial recognition technology though. Although the public won’t be able to access it, Microsoft sees the value of controlled access for specific needs, such as assistance for the visually impaired.