/AIs seem to be much worse at recognising objects from poorer countries

AIs seem to be much worse at recognising objects from poorer countries

AI is worse at recognising soap from Napal than the UK

Luc Forsyth

Artificial intelligence seems to be much worse at recognising objects from poorer countries. This could have a negative impact on a variety of systems that can rely on AI, including driverless cars.

Terrance DeVries and colleagues at Facebook AI Research took six standard image recognition systems and showed them photos of 135 different types of objects. The AIs were less effective at recognising household items from non-Western and low-income countries.

In one example, an image …

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