Autonomous cars worse at detecting children and dark-skinned pedestrians, study finds

August 25, 2023

By Thomas Macaulay

AI has a notorious history of biases, from facial recognition systems misidentifying Black people to chatbots admiring Hitler. In some settings, the outcomes could be deadly. A case in point was exposed this week. According to new research, the pedestrian detection systems used in autonomous vehicle research have major age and race biases. The study adds another obstacle to the rollout of driverless cars. It also uncovers an alarming potential addition to road safety. The findings derive from a systematic review of eight popular pedestrian detection systems. Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) tested the software on over 8,000 images of pedestrians.…

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