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Title: All those blacks look alike
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URL Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/ ... e-artificial-intelligence.html
Published: Feb 10, 2018
Author: STEVE LOHR
Post Date: 2018-02-10 23:45:18 by A K A Stone
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Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy

Facial recognition technology is improving by leaps and bounds. Some commercial software can now tell the gender of a person in a photograph.

When the person in the photo is a white man, the software is right 99 percent of the time.

But the darker the skin, the more errors arise — up to nearly 35 percent for images of darker skinned women, according to a new study that breaks fresh ground by measuring how the technology works on people of different races and gender.

These disparate results, calculated by Joy Buolamwini, a researcher at the M.I.T. Media Lab, show how some of the biases in the real world can seep into artificial intelligence, the computer systems that inform facial recognition.

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#1. To: A K A Stone (#0)

But the darker the skin, the more errors arise

Hey! Wait! This is where we need the accuracy.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-02-11   9:57:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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