How Normal am I is an online experience by the EU-funded project SHERPA that explores how facial recognition algorithms impact ethics and human rights. It is designed by the SHERPA artist-in-residence Tijmen Schep and is an engaging way to learn how AI assesses facial features. The tool invites users to engage with self-reflection by assessing their face and beauty through an AI algorithm – without compromising personal data privacy. Users are asked to enable their webcam and a live video will show how various algorithms (beauty, age, emotion, BMI, life expectancy) assess one’s face, and how companies use this information.
Tijmen Schep is Editor of Competendo and coordinator of European projects like DIGIT-AL Digital Transformation in Adult Education for Active Citizenship, DARE Network, and the Association of German Educational Organizations. He writes and works on the topics of active citizenship, civil society, non-formal and lifelong learning, and capacity building. He teaches in the fields of adult education, non-formal learning and democracy at the University of Bonn.