Humans of AI is an online exhibition that showcases three works based on the COCO image dataset. The exhibition aims to credit and applaud the photographers who made the technical achievement of machine learning algorithms possible. By showing the actual training pictures and giving credit where it's due, Humans of AI exposes the myth of magically intelligent machines and highlights the importance of acknowledging the hard work that goes into creating the datasets used to train these algorithms.
YOLO is a machine learning algorithm that detects objects in images and labels them with a single category. While it may seem like magic, computers recognize pixel formations statistically similar to previously learned data. The first piece in the Humans of AI series, Declassifier, processes images using YOLO and superimposes images from the training dataset COCO, exposing the myth of intelligent machines and highlighting the biases and glitches present in the dataset. Declassifier ultimately helps users understand how machines see by visualizing the data that conditioned a certain prediction.