Plain language statement
We are exploring the intersection of facial recognition technology and the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) gaming experience. This application uses a photo of a face to create personalised attributes for a game character.
The project uses a single photo and facial recognition technology to determine scores for strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom and charisma. Artificial Intelligence (AI) assigns a class such as wizard or fighter, determining if the character is perceived as good or evil.
Participation in this project is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.
We may invite you to participate in a short on-site interview. Should you agree to participate, you will be asked some questions about your experience. In total, you will not be required to participate for longer than 10 minutes.
We intend to protect your anonymity and the confidentiality of your responses to the fullest possible extent, within the limits of the law. Your biometric data and photography is anonymized and securely stored. In any published work (such as in an academic paper), you will be referred to by a pseudonym. The data will be kept securely for five years after the last date of publication, before being destroyed. Your involvement in theproject is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time without prejudice.
The information that is shown on the screen may or may not accurately represent some of your personal characteristics. You may find it distressing that our application was able to distinguish this information. We will however never release this data to third parties, nor will it be used to identify you at a later time. All data is anonymized from the point of capture and stored on secure servers.
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee, The University of Melbourne (project number: 1750586). Should you have any concerns about the conduct of the project, you are welcome to contact the Executive Officer, Human Research Ethics, The University of Melbourne, on ph: 8344 2073, or fax: 9347 6739.