To create a fairer AI dataset, Facebook urges people to share their age and gender

To create a fairer AI dataset, Facebook urges people to share their age and gender

Facebook is sharing a new and diverse dataset with the broader AI community. In an announcement spotted by VentureBeat, the company says researchers want to use the collection, called Casual Conversations, to test their machine learning models for bias. The dataset includes 3,011 people in 45,186 videos and gets its name from the fact that these people give unscripted answers to the company’s questions.

Importantly, Casual Conversations involves paid actors to whom Facebook explicitly asked to disclose their age and gender. The company also hired trained professionals to label the subjects’ ambient light and skin tones according to the Fitzpatrick scale, a system developed by dermatologists to classify human skin tones. Facebook claims the dataset is the first of its kind.

You don’t have to look far to find examples of bias in artificial intelligence. A recent study found that facial recognition and analysis programs such as Face++ rate the faces of black men more angrily than their white counterparts, even when both men are smiling. The same flaws have permeated consumer AI software. In 2015, Google adjusted Photos to no longer use a label after software engineer Jacky Alciné discovered that the app was misidentifying its black friends as “gorillas.”

Many of these problems can be traced back to the datasets that organizations use to train their software, and that’s where an initiative like this can help. A recent MIT study of popular machine learning datasets found that about 3.4 percent of the data in those collections were inaccurate or mislabeled.

Although Facebook describes Casual Conversations as a “good, bold first step forward,” it admits that the dataset is not perfect. For starters, it contains only people from the United States. The company also did not ask participants about their ethnicity, and when it came to gender, the only options were “male,” “female,” and “other.” However, the company plans to make the dataset more inclusive in the coming year.

Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
MicroStrategy (MSTR), Tesla Motors (TSLA) – Benzinga announces investment in crypto as part of corporate treasury strategy

MicroStrategy (MSTR), Tesla Motors (TSLA) – Benzinga announces investment in crypto as part of corporate treasury strategy

To date, 21 publicly traded companies hold a portion of their cash reserves in Bitcoin. This is led by MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR), which has over ...
Biden’s next stimulus project could bring even more money: what do you get out of it?

Biden’s next stimulus project could bring even more money: what do you get out of it?

As far as we know, the American Jobs Plan wouldn’t include a fourth stimulus check or other obvious savings. It’s the bill after that — the American Families ...
Activision Could Face a Trademark Suit by 2021 Strategy Game Dev

Activision Could Face a Trademark Suit by 2021 Strategy Game Dev

Charges were filed in the District Court for the Central District of California on April 8 as what the company alleges is a response to Ficker’s threat of ...
Radio Frequency Identification Printers Market Size and Growth 2021-2027

Radio Frequency Identification Printers Market Size and Growth 2021-2027

The study offers a comprehensive knowledge platform for market participants and investors as well as for leading companies and manufacturers operating in the ...
End of Connecticut’s COVID-19 business restrictions

End of Connecticut’s COVID-19 business restrictions

The Country Diner in Enfield is right on the state line, so they’ve been getting customers from both Connecticut and Massachusetts for more than two decades. ...
Three questions that will decide the Epic Games case against Apple

Three questions that will decide the Epic Games case against Apple

The heart of the case is the so-called App Store tax — a 30 percent surcharge Apple collects on purchases made through the App Store. Fortnite was kicked off ...
Secretary of State warns of misleading business direct mail

Transportation money goes to Lafayette, Lake Charles, but not to Baton Rouge

“What we have is a $1 billion issue,” says Ward, who has been working on identifying a funding source for a new bridge since 2018. “The relief money that came ...
Saskatchewan’s Vapour Products Tax will increase smoking rates

Saskatchewan’s Vapour Products Tax will increase smoking rates

News Highlights Beamsville, ON, April 20, 2021 (News) — Saskatchewan recently announced a 20% vapour products tax, set to come into effect on September 1, ...
Regulatory announcement by the Massachusetts Financial Services Company of the United Kingdom: Form 8.3 – AON plc

Regulatory announcement by the Massachusetts Financial Services Company of the United Kingdom: Form 8.3 – AON plc

  KEY INFORMATION Name of person dealing DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 ...
Spherix® Mineral Products Names  News Development Director

Spherix® Mineral Products Names News Development Director

Related Imagesmarcy-shay.jpg Marcy Shay Director of News Development, Spherix Mineral Products spherix-mineral-products-logo.png Spherix Mineral Products Logo ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo