We love new technology, it is what is driving the human race forward to find solutions to life’s biggest problems. In fact, technology like facial recognition streamlines simple tasks like unlocking your phone.
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But it also creates a space for nefariousness. In 2016 an alarming realization was made when Apple’s iPhone couldn’t recognize users with deep or deeper skin tones.
In fact, the technology was predominately tested on white people and people with light skin tones, excluding consumers that don’t embody those physical traits since the technology was simply unable to recognize their skin.
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