PlaceAvoider Featured in MIT Technology Review

Congratulations to lab member Mohammed Korayem and lab PI David Crandall, as well as collaborators Robert Templeman and Apu Kapadia from the IU Privacy Lab, for their PlaceAvoider project being featured in the MIT Technology Review. Read full MIT Technology Review article here.

In response to the rise of ubiquitous computing devices capable of recording images and video like Google Glass, the team developed “…PlaceAvoider, a technique for owners of first-person cameras to ‘blacklist’ sensitive spaces (like bathrooms and bedrooms). PlaceAvoider recognizes images captured in these spaces and flags them for review before the images are made available to applications. PlaceAvoider performs novel image analysis using both fine-grained image features (like specific objects) and coarse-grained, scene-level features (like colors and textures) to classify where a photo was taken.”

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