Amazon Rekognition

According to Amazon’s June 10, 2020 statement on Rekognition, a facial recognition platform. “We’re implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology. We will continue to allow organizations like Thorn, the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Marinus Analytics to use Amazon Rekognition to help rescue human trafficking victims and reunite missing children with their families.

We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge. We hope this one-year moratorium might give Congress enough time to implement appropriate rules, and we stand ready to help if requested.”

Company Type: Enterprise

Region: US & Canada

Industry Category: Technology Facial Recognition

Fighting Type of Bias: Racial bias

ML Platform Library: Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels