RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A black person who is automatically recognized as a gorilla on a digital photo platform. On one social media, the automatic cropping of an off-viewing photo privileges white people's faces. On another network, a black woman has her post reach increased by 6,000% by posting white women.
These examples are not isolated and have been the target of criticism and reflection by internet users and researchers. How could mathematical models, the so-called algorithms, be racist?
Researcher Tarcizio Silva, PhD student in Human and Social Sciences at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC . . .