Recent research uncovered that Microsoft's Cognitive Services Face API is plagued with a gender and racial bias common across the AI and machine learning technologies. With three tweaks to its Face API, Microsoft has greatly improved accuracy to detect gender across skin tones.
Animetrics, a leading developer of 2D to 3D face recognition and face creation solutions, provides the Animetrics Face Recognition that can be used to detect human faces in pictures and match them against a set of known or documented faces. This tool is specifically useful for applications for the fashion and online entertainment industries, or for law enforcement or military intelligence where accurate identity resolution is a necessity.
The need to turn raw data into actionable knowledge is fueling the growth of an ecosystem of young companies aiming to develop solutions that can literally turn data into dollars. One such company is Prelert, which last week released an API for its anomaly detection engine.