Beauty contest run by computers slammed because AI doesn’t like dark skin

The Beauty.ai contest results were questioned for their lack of minority winners, so the artificial intelligence team are going back to the digital drawing board. The first beauty contest judged by machines has chosen an almost all white lineup of winners, sparking dismay among the artificial intelligence industry. Beauty.ai was billed as the first international beauty contest judged by robot “juries”, a series of artificial intelligence programs created by a group called Youth Laboratories with support from Microsoft and Nvidia. Six thousand people entered, downloading an app, then uploading selfies for the programmes to evaluate beauty using algorithms to examine facial symmetry, wrinkliness, skin colour, age, gender, and ethnicity.The idea was open to developers around the world to contribute programmes to the contest, which used so-called “deep learning” machine intelligence techniques also used…


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