Little heads-up: Some activists and NYT are going after libraries with faces bc China build a detector for Turks to look atter what they're doing. The issue is, threre are databases with images that contain pictures of human faces which are available to download. However, a lot of these images were harvested from sites like Flickr. As I already mentioned somewhere here on the board, the data which has been use can be extracted from neuronal networks. So now, people want their pictures removed, because "face detection is racist" or whatever.
My intention isn't debating this, but raise awareness that these free datasets might not be available at some point or being shrinked down. I think in another case they took one from the net because "bigotted labels" and such stuff. So it's crucial to backup and share them in other ways (though not necessarily only between us here).
Link (I realized, I don't know a good mirror site anymore): -www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/technology/facial-recognition-photo-tool.html
-rm hotlinking to NYT
Edited last time by Chobitsu on 02/03/2021 (Wed) 00:05:14.