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Twitter hides a photo of Barack Obama: AI has become inexplicable

2020-09-21T15:17:22.250Z

SCREENSHOT LETTER N ° 22 - The social network is accused of racist bias.Dear subscribers, It is one thing to hear about algorithm biases. It is quite another to have the demonstration in front of you. For 24 hours, Twitter has been under fire from critics, because of the operation of its automatic image cropping system. This computer code was designed to select a part of a photo that is too large or vertical, in order to enter the cropped subject in horizontal forma



Dear subscribers,

It is one thing to hear about algorithm biases.

It is quite another to have the demonstration in front of you.

For 24 hours, Twitter has been under fire from critics, because of the operation of its automatic image cropping system.

This computer code was designed to select a part of a photo that is too large or vertical, in order to enter the cropped subject in horizontal format, and to display it on its site and in its mobile applications.

The story begins last Friday, after a Quebec teacher, Colin Madland, posted a message on Twitter lamenting that the

Zoom

messaging software

wipes the head of one of the members of the university, when he uses the background function. virtual.

It turns out that Zoom has a rotten face detection algorithm that wipes out black faces,

” he wrote.

The photo below speaks for itself.

Zoom's virtual background removes the face of a black person.

Twitter screenshot

This is a clear example of algorithmic bias.

Machines are fed hundreds

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Source: lefigaro

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