Project RISE: Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions
AbstractIndustrial smoke emissions pose a significant concern to human health. Prior works have shown that using Computer Vision (CV) techniques to identify smoke as visual evidence can influence the attitude of regulators and empower citizens to pursue environmental justice. However, existing datasets are not of sufficient quality nor quantity to train the robust CV models needed to support air quality advocacy. We introduce RISE, the first large-scale video dataset for Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions. We adopted a citizen science approach to collaborate with local community members to annotate whether a video clip has smoke emissions. Our dataset contains 12,567 clips from 19 distinct views from cameras that monitored three industrial facilities. These daytime clips span 30 days over two years, including all four seasons. We ran experiments using deep neural networks to establish a strong performance baseline and reveal smoke recognition challenges. Our survey study discussed community feedback, and our data analysis displayed opportunities for integrating citizen scientists and crowd workers into the application of Artificial Intelligence for Social Impact.
How to Cite
Hsu, Y.-C., Huang, T.-H. (Kenneth), Hu, T.-Y., Dille, P., Prendi, S., Hoffman, R., Tsuhlares, A., Pachuta, J., Sargent, R., & Nourbakhsh, I. (2021). Project RISE: Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 35(17), 14813-14821. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v35i17.17739
AAAI Special Track on AI for Social Impact