“Bias in Computer Vision—It’s Bigger Than Facial Recognition!,” a Presentation from Santa Clara University

Susan Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, presents the “Bias in Computer Vision—It’s Bigger Than Facial Recognition!” tutorial at the May 2023 Embedded Vision Summit.

As AI is increasingly integrated into various industries, concerns about its potential to reproduce or exacerbate bias have become widespread. While the use of AI holds the promise of reducing bias, it can also have unintended consequences, particularly in high-stakes computer vision applications such as facial recognition. However, even seemingly low-stakes computer vision applications such as identifying potholes and damaged roads can also present ethical challenges related to bias.

This talk explores how bias in computer vision often poses an ethical challenge, regardless of the stakes involved. Kennedy discusses the limitations of technical solutions aimed at mitigating bias, and why “bias-free” AI may not be achievable. Instead, she focuses on the importance of adopting a “bias-aware” approach to responsible AI design and explores strategies that can be employed to achieve this.

See here for a PDF of the slides.

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