Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech:

Photo:: John MacDougall: (Getty Images:) Microsoft’s turning its back on its: scientifically suspect: and ethically dubious: emotion recognition technology:. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

20 Years Ago, ‘Attack Of The Clones’ Put ‘Star Wars’ On The Defensive:

Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman in ‘Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones’ Lucasfilm: There’s a moment amid the incredibly busy finale for: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones: during which our heroes (Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala) have found themselves captured and placed in a gladiator ring for what … Read more