There have been efforts to fight racist biases in face detection systems through better training data, but that usually involves a human manually supplying the new material. MIT’s CSAIL might have a better approach. It’s developing an algorithm that automatically ‘de-biases’ the training material for face detection AI, ensuring that it accommodates a wider range of humans. The code can scan a data set, understand the set’s biases, and promptly resample it to ensure better representation for people regardless of skin color.
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