Face First: Researchers Gone Wild

An exhibition about the use of unconstrained and non-consensual data sources collected "in the wild" in Artificial Intelligence systems

Posted 2020-08-18 in exhibitions tagged #algorithms #photography #datasets #face-recognition
Now on view at at eigen-art-lab.com in Berlin.
Datengeist: Visualization of camera 6 from the now revoked Duke MTMC dataset
Datengeist: Visualization of camera 6 from the now revoked Duke MTMC dataset

The exhibition Face First: Researchers Gone Wild looks at the use of unconstrained and non-consensual data sources in Artificial Intelligence systems. Beginning in 2007 with the "Labeled Faces in the Wild" dataset and continuing throughout 2020, the practice of collecting images "in the wild" has become normalized, but is still largely unregulated and often problematic. Today, dozens of image training datasets with millions of images and identities feed into industrial facial recognition systems with little oversight. The works presented in Researchers Gone Wild showcase discoveries made during the multi-year research project MegaPixels that investigates image training datasets created "in the wild".

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UCF Selfie Dataset GAN Anonymization Video. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
UCF Selfie Dataset GAN Anonymization Video. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Today's Selfie Is Tomorrow's Biometric Profile.. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Today's Selfie Is Tomorrow's Biometric Profile.. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Datagest Duke MTMC. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Datagest Duke MTMC. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Research Cameos. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
Research Cameos. Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
George W. Bush (LFW Superpixels). Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.
George W. Bush (LFW Superpixels). Photos: Eike Walkenhorst.

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