Ethical AI: Problems with Visual & Voice Recognition Software

February 20, 2020 7:00 pm AST

Facial-recognition technology is already being used for applications ranging from unlocking phones to identifying potential criminals. Despite advances, it has still come under fire for racial bias: many algorithms that successfully identify white faces still fail to properly do so for people of color.

Federal researchers have found widespread evidence of racial bias in nearly 200 facial recognition algorithms in an extensive government study, highlighting the technology’s shortcomings and potential for misuse.

Join the IBM Austin Black Business Resource Group for a technical talk and panel discussion on voice and visual recognition software. We will explore issues surrounding ethical AI and the use of these technologies, and learn how tech companies are attempting to attack these issues head-on in order to create AI that works for everyone.

This IBM Developer event is open to everyone, and we encourage everyone to join the conversation. When we all have empathy for others, we can build amazing things that benefit everyone.

Agenda :
6:00pm Check-In, Food & Networking
6:30pm Introductions
6:45pm Technical Talk
7:00pm Panel Discussion
7:45pm Q&A


701 Brazos St, Devvie Space, Austin, 78701, United States