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Twitter’s Photo Cropping Algorithm Draws Heat for Possible Racial Bias

Back in January of 2018, Twitter introduced an auto-cropping AI that detects the most interesting part of your image and crops the 'preview' photo to match. This works with everything from airplane wings to people, but as one engineer showed this weekend, it may suffer from some inherent bias.

This AI Automatically Removes Harsh Shadows from Your Portraits

A team of computer scientists from Google, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley have created an impressive AI-powered "shadow removal" tool that can realistically remove harsh shadows from portraits, while leaving natural shadows intact. The results are impressive.

How to Trick Instagram’s Algorithm for Higher Engagement (Maybe)

In mid-2016, Instagram started using an algorithm to order the photos you're shown, which was a big change from the simple chronological feed that had been used since the beginning. If you're not happy with the reach and engagement your photos on getting on Instagram, there's a rumored trick you may want to try.

Algorithms Replaced Gatekeepers and Lowered the Bar on Quality

The rise of social media has had a massive impact on the art we see, consume, and interact with on a daily basis. Some of that impact was positive, some negative, but one of the most radical changes has also been one of the most detrimental: the demise of the gatekeepers.

This Software Can Undistort Faces at the Edges of Wide-Angle Photos

If you've ever found yourself at the edges of a group photo captured with a wide-angle lens, you may have noticed some strange stretching, squishing, and/or skewing that distort your face. Researchers have now created software that can automatically fix these wide-angle face distortions without affecting other parts of the photo.