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Toward responsible face datasets: modeling the distribution of a disentangled latent space for sampling face images from demographic groups
Type of publication: Conference paper
Citation: Rahimi_IJCB_2023
Publication status: Accepted
Booktitle: IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics
Year: 2023
Abstract: Recently, it has been exposed that some modern facial recognition systems could discriminate specific demographic groups and may lead to unfair attention with respect to various facial attributes such as gender and origin. The main reason are the biases inside datasets, unbalanced demographics, used to train theses models. Unfortunately, collecting a large-scale balanced dataset with respect to various demographics is impracticable. In this paper, we investigate as an alternative the generation of a balanced and possibly bias-free synthetic dataset that could be used to train, to regularize or to evaluate deep learning-based facial recognition models. We propose to use a simple method for modeling and sampling a disentangled projection of a StyleGAN latent space to generate any combination of demographic groups (e.g. $hispanic-female$). Our experiments show that we can synthesis any combination of demographic groups effectively and the identities are different from the original training dataset. We also released the source code \footnote{\url{https://gitlab.idiap.ch/biometric/sg_latent_modeling}}
Keywords: bias, Controlled Synthesis, Fairness, generative models, Synthetic Dataset
Projects Idiap
Authors Rahimi, Parsa
Ecabert, Christophe
Marcel, S├ębastien
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