Amazon's facial recognition software can now detect fear says the company
Updates mean the AI will also more accurately predict age and gender
Improvements come as the company faces mounting criticism for its use
This week, Amazon workers denounced company practices in a formal letter
Amazon says its increasingly popular facial recognition software has learned a few new tricks, including the ability to discern when someone is scared.
The software, called 'Rekognition', has added 'fear' to its list of detectable emotions which already includes 'Happy', 'Sad', 'Angry', 'Surprised', 'Disgusted', 'Calm' and 'Confused,' said Amazon in an announcement earlier this week.