The first AI-judged beauty contest taught us one thing: Robots are racist

With more than 6,000 applicants from over 100 countries competing, the first international beauty contest judged entirely by artificial intelligence just came to an end. The results are a bit disheartening. The team of judges, a five robot panel, attempted to pick winners from the submitted photos in hopes that it could determine which faces most closely resembled the idea of “human beauty.” Each of the five robot judges used artificial intelligence to analyze specific traits that contribute to perceived outer beauty. The judges were: RYNKL, which scored people by the “wrinkleness” within their age group; PIMPL, analyzing the amount of pimples and pigmentation; MADIS, which scored people by their similarity to models within their racial group; Symmetry Master evaluating the symmetry of the face; AntiAgeist, a robot estimating the difference…


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