Twitter’s photo algorithm has been cropping out Black people
Monday, 21 September 2020 Twitter's chief design officer acknowledged over the weekend that the algorithm the company uses to automatically crop photos can unintentionally prioritize white faces over Black ones. Newsweek reports that ad hoc tests run by users first identified the issue. After someone tagged Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis in the thread, he agreed that the company needed to fix the issue. The inquiry began with a Black professor trying to figure out why Zoom kept removing his head when he tried to add a virtual background. Colin Madland said on Friday that he had determined it was due to Zoom's face-detection algorithm. "Turns out...
A pair of Nike trainers are dividing the internet, all because people can’t agree on what color they actually are.Back in January, an image of the sneakers began circulating on Twitter with the question: “Do you see black or white trainers here?”.At the time, Twitter users couldn’t agree on...
A Florida news anchor has gone viral after sharing photos of herself sporting her short, natural hair on air.On Sept. 9, Lena Pringle, an anchor at WJXT News4Jax in Jacksonville, Fla..posted the photos..
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