The Obama’s have a new podcast deal, Microsoft facial recognition tool, and Amazon’s new robot employee

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The Obama’s have a new podcast deal. The first couple’s production company "Higher Ground" is moving to Audible after a three-year run with Spotify. "Higher Ground" is behind Michelle Obama’s own podcast as well as Bruce Springsteen and Barack Obama’s podcast. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Changes are in the works for Microsoft’s facial recognition tool, amid criticism of its ability to identify a person’s age, gender and emotional state. The facial recognition features will stop being available to new users this week and will be phased out for existing users within the year.

Amazon has introduced a new employee. The retail giant now has their first fully autonomous mobile robot. According to Amazon, the robot will be used to move large carts around warehouses.