Sebastian mailde me na de vorige brief:
“Laurens! In het kader van je nieuwe rubriek “verdwenen AI toepassingen” Onderstaande mail bevat een aantal AI features die Microsoft Azure laat vallen wegens ethische bezwaren. Interessant dat ze het brengen als drie positieve updates. Google staat bekend om het regelmatig droppen van voorheen gehypte diensten (zoals Hangouts) maar door AI zie je het nu ook steeds vaker bij de andere grote reuzen. Wellicht kan je er wat mee, FYI Cheers, Sebastian
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Datum: 21 juni 2022 om 19:34:01 CEST
Onderwerp: Introducing three updates to Azure Cognitive Services to support Responsible AI
Microsoft is announcing three service updates to support use of Azure Cognitive Services consistent with our AI Principles.
Updates to Azure Cognitive Services to support Responsible AI
You’re receiving this notice because at least one of your apps uses Azure Cognitive Services.
We’re committed to helping developers and organizations use AI responsibly
by protecting the rights and safety of customers. We’re announcing three service updates to support the use of Azure Cognitive Services consistent with our AI Principles
Update 1 – Limited Access
What is Limited Access?
services require registration to support responsible use and are subject to specific license terms
(to be updated 1 July 2022). Beginning 21 June 2022, customers must register and receive approval for access to these services in our public clouds. Limited Access applies to the following:
- Face API: Identify and Verify features only
- Computer Vision: Celebrity Recognition feature only
- Azure Video Indexer: Celebrity Recognition and Face Identify features only
- Custom Neural Voice: Pro features
- Speaker Recognition: All features
Features of these services that aren’t listed above are available without registration.
What does this mean for my access?
Limited Access services and features will only be available to managed customers and partners working with a Microsoft account team, and only for the use cases selected at the time of registration. Existing customers and partners must submit a registration form and receive approval by 30 June 2023 to continue using these services and features. We recommend allowing 10 days for registration processing. The registration forms and more information can be found here
We’re always looking for ways to improve our Responsible AI program, and this update modifies our existing Limited Access processes and criteria. If you have previously registered for and been granted access to Custom Neural Voice or Speaker Recognition, please be aware that access criteria are changing with this update. We request that you submit a new registration form
by 30 June 2023 to attest to your use case and register for continued access to those services. This will further enable responsible use of our services. Please expect further communication from us regarding this update.
Update 2 - Feature Retirements in Face API
To mitigate potential misuse that can subject people to stereotyping, discrimination, or unfair denial of services, we’re retiring Face API attributes that predict emotion, gender, age, smile, facial hair, hair, and makeup. Read more about this decision here
We’ll also retire the Snapshot API, which allowed biometric data transfer from one Face subscription to another.
Existing customers have until 21 June 2023 to use the emotion, gender, age, smile, facial hair, hair, and makeup attributes and the Snapshot API through Face API before they are retired.
Update 3 – Migration of Face API out of the North Central US Region
Starting on 21 June 2022, Face API will be retired from the North Central US Azure region. If you have Face API resources deployed in the North Central US region, please migrate to another Azure region by 21 June 2023. Otherwise, you may lose access to your resources. You can begin migrating 21 June 2022. We recommend you migrate using this guidance
. This migration API will be retired on 21 June 2023.