Twitter finds racial bias in image cropping AI
Twitter is automatic cropping of images had underlying issues that favored white individuals over black people, and women over men, the company said.
It comes months after its users highlighted potential problems with the algorithm, which cropped large photos.
The social network is follow up research has now confirmed the problem.
Twitter said it has already started phasing out the older system, with an update to mobile apps that gave more accurate image previews.
Under the old system, the algorithm would do its best to center the view of very tall or wide images in a way that would frame peoples faces or other interesting parts of the image. But it did not always work perfectly.