Microsoft adds tools to flag bad content in Amazon, Google face-off

May 10, 2017 By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Wednesday turned up the heat on other technology giants by launching new image and video recognition products which could help it court businesses worried about running ads next to offensive content. The Redmond, Washington-based company said its new Video Indexer can identify faces, voices and emotions in moving pictures. Separately, its Custom Vision Search lets companies build apps that recognize images with just a few lines of code. For brands, knowing what’s in the videos that they sponsor has…

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