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Special Edition on how data quality impacts safety and bias in AI

AI is playing an ever greater role in improving the safety of AI applications both in the digital and physical world. As with all aspects of machine learning, safety starts with the input quality of the data. Equally important is the need to focus on the diversity of situations the visual data adds to the machine’s ability to learn and predict outcomes. Rather than merely bad data, limited data has led to some examples of self driving cars not having the depth of learning to deal with driving situations in adverse weather conditions.

Trove, a high quality data marketplace from Microsoft, builds trusted connections between you and people who contribute to your projects – resulting in an ecosystem that fosters higher quality data and benefits everyone involved. With Trove, you can train AI models with data specific to your needs and Trust that data was responsibly sourced.

We take a look at three trends and examples. With COVID-19, the need to cultivate safe working spaces grew exponentially. Using anomaly detectors driven by computer vision, automatic monitoring was able to identify lapses or low compliance with precautions like mask wearing, PPE or social distancing.

Facial recognition technology is commonplace, used to access services and devices when privacy and identification are key needs. Recently Clear and Hertz Car Rental implemented a pick up system that allows customers to avoid the dreaded counter process and safely pick their vehicle simply by scanning their face with high compliance to protect the customer and the business in order to avoid fraudulent rentals or releasing personal information.

On a positive note, the AI fuelling self driving cars’ development seems to have learned from past mistakes. Volvo aims to equip the self-driving car with body language that everyone can understand, Mikael Ljung Aust from Volvo Cars Safety Centre says: "What we really need is three or four key sounds that tell you what the car is going to do. Sufficient computer vision around human motion is a critical success factor for this technology".

With Trove, you can train your AI models on images that are specific to your needs and improve the relevance of your data sets. You don’t have to worry about whether you are getting the best value for photos obtained and can trust that the data you collect will be done safely and responsibly through terms that respects the rights of submitters.

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