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Testing Face Recognition Algorithms on Algorithmic Bias

One of the most interesting research projects of ICT Institute was the thesis work by Jesse Tol. Jesse investigated whether face recognition algorithms do less well when used on people who wear headgear (scarfs, caps, hats). It is important that algorithms perform equally well when tested on headgear, since there are religious and cultural minorities…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Coursera machine learning course

The Coursera Machine Learning course by Stanford University is a great advanced course on Artificial Intelligence. If you are interested in becoming an AI expert, you fortunately do not need to pursue a bachelor, master, or PhD in AI to learn what terms like Intelligent Agents, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks mean. In this article…

Joost Krapels

Research internships at ICT Institute

ICT Institute has several research internships available for talented university students, in the areas of software engineering, privacy, AI and ethics, and other IT-business/legal areas. ICT Institute offers unique access to business data, multiple senior researchers to support and supervise you, as well as financial support. You can apply year round, depending on your academic…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

The Artificial Intelligence Impact Assessment

Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is no longer future tech. Systems that can perform certain tasks better than humans can do inheretly bring risks with them. Important decisions might be made by machines instead of a human beings, we might be tracked in ways previously impossible, and intelligent systems could replace certain human jobs….

Joost Krapels

Algorithmic bias and how to avoid it in software projects

Many software projects use Artificial Intelligence algorithms to make important decisions. if these decisions are incorrect, this can have important consequences: people will be refused service or have to wait or take extra steps. Recent research has found that several AI algorithms used for face detection are biased. This ‘algorithmic bias’ or lack of ‘algorithmic…

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