Twitter pays $3,500 to student who proved its algorithm prefers younger, lighter faces

Twitter has paid $3,500 (₹2.6 lakh) to Bogdan Kulynych, a student at Switzerland’s EPFL, after he proved that its image cropping algorithm preferred younger, slimmer, and light-skinned faces. This was part of Twitter’s first ‘algorithm bias bug bounty’ challenge launched in July. Kulynych proved the bias by artificially generating faces with varying features and running them through the algorithm.

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