Google contractors targeted the homeless to improve facial recognition

Google contractors targeted the homeless to improve facial recognition

As per a report by New York Daily News, Google targeted people of color, including homeless and college students, to help improve its facial recognition software. The company gave volunteers $5 gift cards. The report said contractors were told to avoid telling volunteers they were being recorded, and instead told them they were playing a ’selfie game’. Google said it is investigating the matter.

KCooper
KCooper
Gavin Miles
Gavin Miles 6 months

Google is investigating itself... ooookay

Blaeingr
Blaeingr 6 months

This activity by Google falls (at least nominally) into human subjects research. Given that a high percentage of homeless have mental conditions they're considered a vulnerable population with Federally mandated protections. Failure to disclose information such as recording, without prior approval for nonconsent is considered a violation. more information can be found at the following link https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/education-and-outreach/human-research-protection-program-fundamentals/index.html

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 6 months

Why didn't they just tell these people what they were doing? Why the secrecy?

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