Dating database for sale
“Once research materials are made public, the university does not track their use nor did university officials.”Duke University researchers also started a database in 2014 using eight cameras on campus to collect images, according to a 2016 paper published as part of the European Conference on Computer Vision.
The cameras were denoted with signs, said Carlo Tomasi, the Duke computer science professor who helped create the database.
It was called Brainwash, after a San Francisco cafe of the same name, where the researchers tapped into a camera.
Over three days, the camera took more than 10,000 images, which went into the database, the researchers wrote in a 2015 paper.
They also posted the data set, named Duke MTMC, online.
He said Clarifai had access to Ok Cupid’s photos because some of the dating site’s founders invested in his company.
According to research papers, it was used in China by academics associated with the National University of Defense Technology and Megvii, an artificial intelligence company that The New York Times previously reported has provided surveillance technology for monitoring Uighurs.
The Brainwash data set was removed from its original website last month after Adam Harvey, an activist in Germany who tracks the use of these repositories through a website called Mega Pixels, drew attention to it.
This technology learns how to identify people by analyzing as many digital pictures as possible using “neural networks,” which are complex mathematical systems that require vast amounts of data to build pattern recognition.
Tech giants like Facebook and Google have most likely amassed the largest face data sets, which they do not distribute, according to research papers.While there is no precise count of the data sets, privacy activists have pinpointed repositories that were built by Microsoft, Stanford University and others, with one holding over 10 million images while another had more than two million.