Gender Shades Project


The Gender Shades project evaluates the accuracy of AI powered gender classification products.

  1. Accuracy is not the only issue. Flawless facial analysis technology can be abused in the hands of authoritarian governments, personal adversaries, and predatory companies. Ongoing oversight and context limitations are needed.
  2. There are big differences in error rates. Lighter skin got better results.
  3. At the time of evaluation, none of the companies tested reported how well their computer vision products perform across gender, skin type, ethnicity, age or other attributes…