ImageNet Roulette’s AI-Assigned Labels

Designed by artist Trevor Paglen and Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford, ImageNet Roulette—which is on exhibition now at the Fondazione Prada, Milan—applies labels to user-submitted photos by sourcing its identification system from the original Image Net, a Stanford-backed project that assisted AI in identifying structures, objects and even people. Employees from across the US were rewarded with minimal amounts of money for each photo they assigned …

Chinese Police Equipped With Facial Recognition Sunglasses

Police can’t recognize every face from the vast database of criminals, but facial recognition sunglasses can—much like the ones Chinese police in Zhengzhou have been employing recently. The glasses connect to an offline 10,000-person database on a connected tablet. According to Quartz (where you can read more) a more basic version (retailing for $630 each) has been sold to the US, Japan and other countries. …