Democratisation of Usable Machine Learning in Computer Vision [article]

Raymond Bond, Ansgar Koene, Alan Dix, Jennifer Boger, Maurice D. Mulvenna, Mykola Galushka, Bethany Waterhouse Bradley, Fiona Browne, Hui Wang, Alexander Wong
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Many industries are now investing heavily in data science and automation to replace manual tasks and/or to help with decision making, especially in the realm of leveraging computer vision to automate many monitoring, inspection, and surveillance tasks. This has resulted in the emergence of the 'data scientist' who is conversant in statistical thinking, machine learning (ML), computer vision, and computer programming. However, as ML becomes more accessible to the general public and more aspects
more » ... f ML become automated, applications leveraging computer vision are increasingly being created by non-experts with less opportunity for regulatory oversight. This points to the overall need for more educated responsibility for these lay-users of usable ML tools in order to mitigate potentially unethical ramifications. In this paper, we undertake a SWOT analysis to study the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of building usable ML tools for mass adoption for important areas leveraging ML such as computer vision. The paper proposes a set of data science literacy criteria for educating and supporting lay-users in the responsible development and deployment of ML applications.
arXiv:1902.06804v1 fatcat:jalnwcgyuvg6pek2u4fmf2tape