Human-Machine Collaboration for Face Recognition

Ravindranath, Saurabh and Baburaj, Rahul and Balasubramanian, Vineeth N and et al, . (2020) Human-Machine Collaboration for Face Recognition. In: Proceedings of the 7th ACM IKDD CoDS and 25th COMAD, Hyderabad India.

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Despite advances in deep learning and facial recognition techniques, the problem of fault-intolerant facial recognition remains challenging. With the current state of progress in the field of automatic face recognition and the in-feasibility of fully manual recognition, the situation calls for human-machine collaborative methods. We design a system that uses machine predictions for a given face to generate queries that are answered by human experts to provide the system with the information required to predict the identity of the face correctly. We use a Markov Decision Process for which we devise an appropriate query structure and a reward structure to generate these queries in a budget or accuracy-constrained setting. Finally, as we do not know the capabilities of the human experts involved, we model each human as a bandit and adopt a multi-armed bandit approach with consensus queries to efficiently estimate their individual accuracies, enabling us to maximize the accuracy of our system. Through careful analysis and experimentation on real-world data-sets using humans, we show that our system outperforms methods that exploit only machine intelligence, simultaneously being highly cost-efficient as compared to fully manual methods. In summary, our system uses human-machine collaboration for face recognition problem more intelligently and efficiently.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer science
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 09:51
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