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Amazon’s facial recognition updates can detect fear, among other emotions

Amazon’s facial recognition software can detect emotion on people’s faces, including fear.  Rekignition, which is one of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services, is used for facial analysis for developers. The service can identify different expressions and emotions by using advanced artificial intelligence.   Amazon announced on Monday improvements to the service that includes better […]


Amazon’s Alexa for Business Blueprints lets employees make custom voice apps

Use Alexa in your place of work? There’s cause for minor celebration: Today marks the launch of Alexa for Business Blueprints, a set of dozens of preconfigured templates for Amazon’s intelligent assistant that let customers create and publish private skills without having to write code. They’re currently available in the U.S., with additional territories presumably […]


There’s suspense but little magic in new teasers for Amazon’s Hanna

[embedded content] Amazon Prime’s Hanna teaser. Not everyone was a fan of Director Joe Wright’s 2011 film Hanna, with its strange mix of revenge thriller and dark coming-of-age fairytale. But it’s one of my recent favorites for precisely those elements, driven by an exquisitely unsettling performance by Saoirse Ronan in the titular role. Now Amazon Prime is […]

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Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project

Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project ImageThe Queensbridge Houses, the nation’s largest public housing complex, is home to a mostly black and Hispanic population with a median household income well below the federal poverty level.CreditCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times By Corey Kilgannon Nov. 12, 2018 Until recently, the most important thing to know […]