24.03.2016 - 20:28 [ Vice ]

The Inherent Bias of Facial Recognition

(21.März) And he’s right, mostly. By and large, no one at these companies is intentionally programing their systems to ignore black people or tease Asians. And folks who work on algorithmic bias, like Suresh Venkatasubramanian, a professor of computer science at the University of Utah, say that’s generally what they’re seeing too. “I don’t think there’s a conscious desire to ignore these issues,“ he said. „I think it’s just that they don’t think about it at all. No one really spends a lot of time thinking about privilege and status, if you are the defaults you just assume you just are.”