A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn’t like dark skin

The first international beauty contest decided by an algorithm has sparked controversy after the results revealed one glaring factor linking the winners One expert says the results offer ‘the perfect illustration of the problem’ with machine bias. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters The first international beauty contest judged by “machines” was supposed to use objective factors such as facial symmetry and wrinkles to identify the most attractive contestants. After Beauty.AI launched this year, roughly 6,000 people from more than 100 countries submitted photos in the hopes that artificial intelligence, supported by complex algorithms, would determine that their faces most closely resembled “human beauty”. But when the results came in, the creators were dismayed to see that there was a glaring factor linking the winners: the robots did not like people with dark…


Link to Full Article: A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn’t like dark skin