TPM AI Lab Talk on Intersectional Approaches to AI: Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

09 November 2022 16:00 till 17:00 - Location: TPM-Hall F or Zoom | Add to my calendar

Intersectional Philosophy of Technology working group and the TPM AI Lab, we invite you to our second hybrid talk on Intersectional Approaches to AI. We're pleased to have Morgan Klaus Scheuerman join us online to talk about identity (eg. race, gender) in computer vision.

To deepen discussion, Morgan has linked an academic paper and podcast for you to explore before the event. Please take listen/look!

Bio Morgan Klaus Scheuerman

PhD Candidate of Information Science at University of Colorado Boulder and a 2021 MSR Research Fellow. His research focuses on the intersection of technical infrastructure and marginalized identities. In particular, he examines how gender and race characteristics are embedded into algorithmic infrastructures and how those permeations influence the entire system.  


Race and gender have long sociopolitical histories of classification in technical infrastructures-from the passport to social media. Facial analysis technologies are particularly pertinent to understanding how identity is operationalized in new technical systems. This talk will cover a series of studies on gender and race representations in facial analysis technology. First, how gender is concretely conceptualized and encoded into commercial facial analysis and image labeling technologies available today. Second, how race and gender are defined and annotated in image databases used for training and evaluating models. Third, preliminary work on how the workers involved in computer vision development make decisions about identity implementation.


In-person: TPM-Hall F, 31.A1.020 
Or online via Zoom