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Cracking open the code

reflection of a dark-skinned woman in a computer screen who is holding up a white mask to her face the computer screen has a message saying face detected
A still from the documentary 'Coded Bias'. Credit: 7th Empire Media.

AI that struggles to recognise darker skin; databases that don’t accept name changes – both are the result of the assumptions written into the code. Getting a different viewpoint’s not just a worthy idea; it’s critical to our software-driven future. One Australian software company is trying to switch things up to achieve just that.

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