Algorithms aren’t racist. Your skin is just too dark.


Joy Buolamwini on Medium:

I was amused to learn that complaints from chocolate and furniture companies who wanted their products better represented led to improved representation of darker tones in the earlier days of photography. In the digital era, the LDK series was developed by Phillips. The cameras explicitly handled skin tone variation with two chips — one for processing darker tones and another for processing lighter tones.

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