Research

FairAlgos

Fairness, Bias und Transparenz von Computer Vision Algorithmen Datenbasierte Technologie hat das Ziel, nach gewissen Merkmalen zu diskriminieren, zu klassifizieren und zu unterscheiden. Hierbei muss jedoch zwischen erwünschten und unfairen Formen der Diskriminierung unterschieden werden. In aktuellen und weit verbreiteten Bilddatenbanken wie zum Beispiel dem IMDB Datenset wurde ein geschlechtsspezifischer Bias offengelegt. Das bedeutet, dass … Continue reading FairAlgos

KIIS

Artificial Intelligence in the Penal System Ensuring security and order in Austrian prisons is a core task of the penal system. In particular, the protection of persons directly involved in the prison system, i.e. inmates and staff, against physical and psychological violence is of essential importance. In 2019, there was an average of one physical … Continue reading KIIS

MaLeStV

Machine Learning of motion patterns in the penal system The everyday life of a prison is characterised by aspects of security. A number of structural and organisational measures (prison cell design, video surveillance, …) are designed to reduce the risk of safety-related incidents in prisons and to support the personnel of the correctional system in … Continue reading MaLeStV

Good Brother

Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living Europe faces crucial challenges regarding health and social care due to the demographic change and current economic context. Active and Assisted Living (AAL) are a possible solution to face them. AAL aims at improving health, quality of life, and wellbeing of older, impaired … Continue reading Good Brother

VisuAAL

Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living VisuAAL is a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral European project, addressing the secure use of video-based AAL technologies to deliver effective and supportive care to older adults managing their health and wellbeing. Researchers from the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Healthcare, Law, Business and Sociology … Continue reading VisuAAL

Poster Project

The Vienna City Library is one of the most important scholarly libraries with a special focus on Vienna. It has also  350,000 posters – the largest collection in Austria – as well as an extensive documentation in the form of newspaper clippings and historical photographs. For details see the Online Catalogue Plakatsammlung | Wienbibliothek im … Continue reading Poster Project

WRITE

IT assisted search and comparison of handwritings IT based solution which allows for the search of similar handwritings to expedite the identification of unknown writers by handwriting experts. Law enforcement agencies possess an extensive collection of handwritten documents. This includes for example documents belonging to open cases and reference samples from suspects and prisoners. Yet, … Continue reading WRITE

EcoShop

Sustainable shopping through real-time visualization of product information on mobile devices Unsustainable production practices and excessive consumerism are major drivers of the climate and biodiversity crises, which are two of the most significant challenges of our time. Although more and more people are concerned with the environmental and social impacts of their purchasing habits and … Continue reading EcoShop