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.
MapQuest is inviting developers to take its MapQuest Static Map v5 API for a spin while in beta testing. The refreshed API has a handful of new features that should appeal to developers who rely on MapQuest's mapping tools. The beta is being offered for free through the end of 2016.