In the context of the mass but often inconspicuous spread of facial recognition and the increasing context-sensitive awareness of products and services through computer vision, the seminar provided students with a design brief that was intended to illustrate the ethical implications of these IT possibilities in a case study.
As part of an exercise, the students were asked to create a website that uses AI-based semantic computer vision analysis to classify users based on their appearance and make certain content available only to certain types of users. In the process, the students learned how simple it is to implement a functional machine-learning computer vision analysis of users in the browser in a short time.
The resulting designs dealt with analysis parameters such as age, gender, emotion or ethnicity and opened up a broad discourse on the ethical questions that such classification and content control based on it by IT systems open up.
Hayllen Estibaly Sanchez Momox
Monty Marc Seifert
Jannis Paul Wicke