Gender Shades: MIT Media Lab

You likely know that image classifiers tend to do a worse job at detecting faces in people of color. But do you know how much worse?

The video above features researcher Joy Buolamwini, head of the Gender Shades project at MIT Media Lab, going over her team's results. The team systematically studied the accuracy of image classifiers from IBM, Microsoft, and Face++ on different genders and skin tones, and the results were not good.

This matters.


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