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Google AI tool will no longer use gendered labels like ‘woman’ or ‘man’ in photos of people

Everywhere we can see gender bias, but in Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence is removing the ability to label people in images as “man” or “woman” with its Cloud Vision API models and also enhances in computer vision for customers to detect objects and faces. It has previously blocked the use of gender-based pronouns in an AI tool in 2018.

Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence tool have decided to remove these labels in order to align with the artificial intelligence principles at Google, specifically Principle. This tool is used to classify images and train machine learning and facial analysis and facial recognition systems on the market today predict gender but have challenges identifying people .

Artificial Intelligence researchers from Amazon, Clarifai, Microsoft, and others maintained accuracy rates above 95% for cisgender men and women but misidentified trans men as women 38% of the time. And from an analysis said that, it did not provide gender classification services but did allow “man” and “woman” labels.

Joy Boulamwini researcher, while performing system audits found major facial recognition providers tend to work best on white men and worse on women of color.

Source: VB

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