Are robots racist? Beauty contest judged by artificial intelligence picks white winners

A beauty contest that was meant to be judged on aspects such as on facial symmetry, gender, age and smoothness of skin didn’t go quite as planned when the judges – by that we mean robots – selected winners who had white skin.Beauty.AI was a tool created to see what human beauty looked like from the perspective of artificial intelligence.After 6,000 people from more than 100 countries submitted photos for the contest, it appears that the algorithms seemed to prefer white people as the benchmarks for human beauty.Of the 44 winners, only a few of them were Asian and only one had dark skin.(Beauty AI/YouTube screenshot)The results have sparked controversy as to whether programmers are writing algorithms that may be unconsciously biased.Beauty.AI was created by Youth Laboratories and supported by…


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