Geez...any guesses why @Twitter defaulted to show only the right side of the picture on mobile? "But it’s clear that we’ve got more analysis to do. A study released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency within the Department of Commerce, last December largely confirmed that research, finding that the majority of facial recognition systems have “demographic differentials” that can worsen their accuracy based on a person’s age, gender or race. In those cases it says it will experiment with how such images are presented, aiming to do so in a way that “doesn’t lose the creator’s intended focal point or take away from the integrity of the photo”.
", "It's 100% our fault," Davis said elsewhere. Today we’re sharing how we test for bias in our systems, and how we plan to rely less on auto-cropping and give you more choice in how images appear in Tweets: https://t.co/tiSreeoGOA, — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 1, 2020, Explaining how the model works, Twitter writes: “The image cropping system relies on saliency, which predicts where people might look first. Here’s some background on the criticism that lead to this change. Claim credit!
But it serves as yet another example of how bias can creep into computer systems that are created by humans and meant to perform tasks that humans are often uniquely good at doing. . A responding. We're still investigating the NN.”, The company’s chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, added, “This is a very important question. As Twitter engineers explained in a recent post, the platform automatically crops image previews for the sake of consistency, but these crops usually focus on the center of the image... often at the expense of the photo's subject. Morningstar: Copyright 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. On the possibility of moving away from algorithmic image cropping in favor of letting humans have a say, Twitter says it has “started exploring different options to see what will work best across the wide range of images people tweet every day”.
Doing so opens your Twitter feed if you're logged in. So it’s great to see Twitter entertaining the idea of furloughing one of its algorithms. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.2018. There were examples with people in stock photos: Testing this to see if it's real. Disclaimer. But it added: “It’s clear from these examples that we’ve got more analysis to do. Links will not be permitted.
The exact changes Twitter will roll out, and when they’ll be rolled out, are not known at this time. Twitter's image preview function automatically crops photos which are too big for the screen, selecting which part to make visible to users. ", Twitter's chief design officer, Dantley Davis, in another thread said that the platform would "dig into other problems with the model. IBD/TIPP Poll: Race Tightens for First Time, Biden Leads by Just 5... Pelosi: Differences Remain on Testing Language in Virus Relief... Trump Makes Veiled Threat Over Twitter Trends, Twitter Adds Warning Label to Trump Mail-In Voting Tweets, Trump's Farm Support Efforts Hit All-Time High Ahead of Election, Biden Won't Ban Fracking, But His Clean Grid Would Choke Gas, IBD/TIPP Poll: Race Tightens for First Time, Biden Leads by Just 5, Pelosi: Differences Remain on Testing Language in Virus Relief. As we reported last month, the microblogging platform found its image-cropping algorithm garnering critical attention after Ph.D. student Colin Madland noticed the algorithm only showed his own (white male) image in preview — repeatedly cropping out the image of a black faculty member. “This was an oversight,” it admits. “We hope that giving people more choices for image cropping and previewing what they’ll look like in the tweet composer may help reduce the risk of harm,” it adds, suggesting tweet previews could in future include visual controls for users. pic.twitter.com/rINjaNvXaj, — Jef Caine (@JefCaine) September 19, 2020. It's a 2:1 ratio crop, 440 x 220 pixels. Which should be a win-win. Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. When a Twitter user posts an image to the social network, it uses an algorithm to automatically crop a preview version … We’ll continue to share what we learn, what actions we take, and will open source our analysis so others can review and replicate.”. Twitter added the ability to upload images back in 2011, and while many people take advantage of that feature, one of its big drawbacks is crappy cropping.
All rights reserved. Eventually, they drew the attention of some of Twitter’s top officials. To put it simply, Twitter’s image preview algorithm seems to focus on white faces more than black faces. Trump approves Oracle, Walmart deal for TikTok, Watch Steph Curry give Bill Gates a job interview, Twitter suspends fake accounts pretending to be Black Trump supporters, Florida Latinos targeted by misinformation and conspiracy theories, This material could transform the solar energy sector, See the new iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, YouTube CEO on election misinformation and QAnon, This crease in Biden's shirt fueled a conspiracy theory, We asked Trump supporters to show us their Facebook feeds, See paramedics test a jet suit that can fly up mountains, Watch Ring's indoor drone prototype patrol a house, Here's one thing Joe Biden and President Trump actually agree on, This American was tricked into working with a Russian disinformation campaign, Watch Elon Musk show how the Neuralink brain implant works — using a pig, This may be America's first known wrongful arrest involving facial recognition.
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