January 29, 2023

Facial recognition datasets are being widely used despite being taken down due to ethical concerns. Here’s how.

This post describes ongoing research by Kenny Peng, Arunesh Mathur, and Arvind Narayanan. We are grateful to Marshini Chetty for useful feedback. Computer vision research datasets have been criticized for violating subjects’ privacy, reinforcing cultural biases, and enabling questionable applications. But regulating their use is hard. For example, although the DukeMTMC dataset of videos recorded […]