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October 23, 2023

Bias in AI Computer Vision Systems Dramatically Reduced with Synthetic Data ‘Digital Humans’

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2023 — Mindtech, the developer of the end-to-end synthetic data creation platform for training AI vision systems, has announced the launch of its Digital Humans 2.0 within its Data Ops Platform.

To improve accuracy in understanding and identifying human behaviors, massive training dataset diversity is required. Mindtech’s digital humans vary the “Digital DNA” elements such as skin tone (using Monk skin tone scale to measure diversity), ethnicity (especially facial build and features), age, physical sizes, as well as clothing. This creates training data that can surpass the performance of real-world data alone.

Digital DNA technology has significant advantages compared to the “avatars” created by Generative AI models. These may be trained on datasets of unknown provenance and rights, have inherent biases, or often suffer from visual artefacts that severely impair model performance.

Mindtechs Digital Humans 2.0 can be used in numerous use cases, such as:

  • In-cabin automotive testing, where companies can test a range of variations of heights, faces and behaviors.
  • Retail spaces, such as ‘just walk out’ stores, to ensure algorithms are not biassed against age, race or sex.
  • Help in cases such as lost child identification in a shopping mall.

“The ability to create diverse digital humans in precise and controlled ways is revolutionary for the creation of data sets,” commented Chris Longstaff, VP of Product at Mindtech. “Our platform, analyses and identifies bias in existing datasets, and allows data scientists to rapidly address diverse digital humans, improving AI model accuracy.”

About Mindtech

Mindtech Global is the developer of intelligently engineered synthetic data, enabling better AI models through data analysis, visualisation and curation. Mindtechs Data Ops Platform delivers a step change in the way AI vision systems are trained, helping computers understand and predict human interactions in applications ranging across retail, smart home, healthcare and smart cities. Mindtech is headquartered in the UK and is funded by investors including Mercia, Deeptech Labs, In-Q-Tel and Appen.

Source: Mindtech