Twitter are offering money for those who can fix its bug algorithm

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Twitter has a new way to rid itself of artificial intelligence bias: pay outsiders to help it find problems. On Friday, the short-message app maker detailed a new bounty competition that offers prizes of up to $3,500 for showing Twitter how its technology incorrectly handles photos.

Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed a problem in its automatic photo cropping mechanism, concluding the software favored white people over Black people. The cropping mechanism, which Twitter calls its “saliency algorithm,” is supposed to present the most important section of an image when you’re scrolling through tweets.

  • Source: CNet
  • August 1, 2021
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