‘Racist’ AI art warns against bad training data

Image copyright ImageNet Roulette An artificial-intelligence art project has been criticised for using racist and sexist tags to classify its users. When they share a selfie with ImageNet Roulette, the web app matches it to the ones it most closely resembles from an enormous library of profile photos. It then reveals the most popular tag, assigned to the matching pictures by human workers using data set WordNet. These include…

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Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor Image copyright Gatwick AirportImage caption Gatwick first trialled facial-recognition-based checks at some of its departure gates last year Gatwick has become the UK’s first airport to confirm it will use facial-recognition cameras on a permanent basis for ID checks before passengers board planes. It follows a self-boarding trial carried out in partnership with EasyJet last year. The London airport said the technology should…

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Facebook to use Met Police videos to recognise shooters

Image copyright Met PoliceImage caption Facebook will be given access to footage from bodycams worn by Specialist Firearms Command officers during their training Facebook is to use footage from police body cameras to train its algorithms to recognise videos of real-life shootings. The technology giant will give the cameras to Metropolitan Police Specialist Firearms Command officers. It will then capture footage as they carry out regular training. Facebook was…

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