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According to the complaint “To build the Diversity in Faces Database, IBM extracted 19 facial landmark points from each image in the dataset to determine 68 key points for each face” (Photo: Courtesy Photo) According to the complaint, to build the Diversity in Faces Database, IBM extracted 19 facial landmark points from each image in the data set to determine 68 key points for each face. (Courtesy Photo)

Flickr users are alleging that Microsoft, Google and Amazon violated privacy laws when the companies used their images in a data set aimed to lessen the racial and gender biases in their facial recognition technologies.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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