Incident 60: FaceApp Racial Filters
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FaceApp, which uses facial recognition to change users' expressions and look, received a storm of criticism after releasing its new "black", "white", "Asian" and "Indian" filters. It received backlash on social media who described it as "racist" and "offensive". The photo editing app, which uses neural networks to modify pictures of people while keeping them realistic, was also criticized for the fact that its "hot" filter often lightens the skin of people with darker complexions.
FaceApp is criticized for offering racist filters.
Harm Distribution Basis
AI System Description
The facial recognition algorithm used by FaceApp, based on deep generative convolutional neural networks, which can edit selfies using filters and other tools.
Sector of Deployment
Arts, entertainment and recreation
Relevant AI functions
Facial recognition, convolutional neural networks
Facial recognition, image generation
Photos of faces
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It happened—a tech company did a bad thing again. This time, it's the super popular face-morphing app called, wait for it…FaceApp.
For some reason unknown to me, FaceApp went gangbusters this week after launching…
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On Wednesday morning, the photo-editing app FaceApp released new photo filters that change the ethnic appearance of your face.
The app first became popular earlier in 2017 due to its ability to transform people into elderly versions of them…
FaceApp’s CEO says: “The new controversial filters will be removed in the next few hours.”
You might remember FaceApp — a selfie-editing app that transforms users’ pictures by making them look older, younger, or giving them an artificial sm…
Remember FaceApp, the smartphone app that, among other things, allows you to add a filter to your face to make you look younger or older? The one that somehow fascinates every single person you know and encourages them to post photos on the…
A viral app that added Asian, Black, Caucasian and Indian filters to people's selfies has removed them after being accused of racism.
The update which launched yesterday was met with backlash - with many people criticising it for propagatin…
AI-powered program allowed users to edit selfies to fit into ‘Caucasian, Asian, Indian or Black’ categories causing outrage and immediate U-turn
Popular AI-powered selfie program FaceApp was forced to pull new filters that allowed users to …
FaceApp boss Yaroslav Goncharov has defended the new filters. "The ethnicity change filters have been designed to be equal in all aspects."
FaceApp, an app that uses neural networks to transform your selfies in some rather eerie ways, has …
FaceApp’s racial filters lived only briefly, but they should never have happened in the first place.
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Popular photo filter application, FaceApp, which allows users to take selfies and then add fun filters to them to change their appearance by adding a range of photo filters, faced major backlash after its developers on August 9 rolled out a…
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Remember that viral face-filtering app, FaceApp, that was accused of being racist after featuring a filter called "Hot" that actually lightened people's skin](https://www.allure.com/story/faceapp-accused-of-racism-with-skin-whitening-featur…
FaceApp has removed a number of racially themed photo filters after being accused of racism.
The app, which uses artificial intelligence to edit pictures, this week launched a number of “ethnicity change filters”.
They claimed to show users…
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"New filters: Asian, Black, Caucasian, Indian." WHAT. Update: Faceapp has removed the four new filters.
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