ImageNet Roulette
ImageNet Roulette

ImageNet Roulette is a provocation designed to help us see into the ways that humans are classified in machine learning systems. It uses a neural network trained on the “Person” categories from the ImageNet dataset which has over 2,500 labels used to classify images of people.

Warning: ImageNet Roulette regularly returns racist, misogynistic and cruel results.
That is because of the underlying data set it is drawing on, which is ImageNet's 'Person' categories. ImageNet is one of the most influential training sets in AI. This is a tool designed to show some of the underlying problems with how AI is classifying people.


Starting Friday, September 27th this application will no longer be available online.



judge advocate: an officer assigned to the judge advocate general
grinner: a person who grins
barmaid: a female bartender
pharmacist, druggist, chemist, apothecary, pill pusher, pill roller: a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
concert-goer, music lover: someone who attends concerts
term infant: infant born at a gestational age between 37 and 42 completed weeks