jm + skin   2

Algorithms aren’t racist. Your skin is just too dark.
More than a few observers have recommended that instead of pointing out failures, I should simply make sure I use additional lighting. Silence is not the answer. The suggestion to get more lights to increase illumination in an already lit room is a stop gap solution. Suggesting people with dark skin keep extra lights around to better illuminate themselves misses the point. Should we change ourselves to fit technology or make technology that fits us?
ethics  racism  ai  algorithms  cameras  melanin  skin  video  videoconferencing 
6 weeks ago by jm
why Cheddar Man was dark skinned
'But why should that be surprising? He's over 10,000 years old, while mutations that led to white skin [the depigmentation gene SLC24A5] only began to spread widely [across Europe] 5,800 years old!'
europe  history  prehistory  skin-colour  cheddar-man  race  skin  slc24a5  genetics  david-grimes 
february 2018 by jm

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