Twitter has pledged that it will continually test its algorithms for bias and give users more choice in how images appear on its platform.
“While our analyses to date haven’t shown racial or gender bias, we recognize that the way we automatically crop photos means there is a potential for harm,” Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal and CDO Dantley Davis wrote in a blog post.
“We should’ve done a better job of anticipating this possibility when we were first designing and building this product.
“We are currently conducting additional analysis to add further rigor to our testing, are committed to sharing our findings, and are exploring ways to open-source our analysis so that others can help keep us accountable.”
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The pair added that Twitter would decrease its reliance on using machine learning for