Twitter’s Image Cropping Algorithm is Racist and Prefers Young People

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by Chris Black

The Guardian:

Twitter’s image cropping algorithm prefers younger, slimmer faces with lighter skin, an investigation into algorithmic bias at the company has found.

Twitter had come under fire in 2020 for its image cropping algorithm, after users noticed that it seemed to regularly focus on white faces over those of black people – and even on white dogs over black ones.

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This is basically computerized racism, and it’s time to stand against computer bias once and for all. Remember how  back in the day algorithms failed to accurately recognize the differences between the faces of people of color, gorillas and other primates?

This aggression will not stand, man. I mean, Twitter.

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