Racist robots? When artificial intelligence did not like dark skin

Reuters Briefcase 1 A beauty contest was judged by artificial intelligence. 2 The robots did not like people with dark skin. 3 Algorithm was not built to treat light skin as a sign of beauty. The first international beauty contest was judged by “machines” and it was supposed to use objective factors such as facial symmetry and wrinkles to identify the most attractive contestants. After a portal named Beauty.AI was launched this year, nearly 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…


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