Coronavirus Mask Image dataset

The Coronavirus Mask Image Dataset is a dataset of 1,200 people wearing face masks in order to improve the quality of biometric facial recognition algorithms.

The dataset was created during the COVID-19 pandemic by US-based AI startup WorkAround.

Dataset 🤖

Operator: WorkAround
Developer: WorkAround

Country: USA

Sector: Health

Purpose: Improve facial recognition algorithms

Technology: Database/dataset; Facial recognition; Computer vision
Issue: Privacy; Ethics/values

Transparency: Privacy

Risks and harms 🛑

The Coronavirus Mask Image dataset has been criticised for violating the privacy of the general public.

Transparency and accountability 🙈

The Coronavirus Mask Image Dataset suffers from multiple transparency limitations.

Page info
Type: Data
Published: January 2023
Last updated: June 2024