Google unveils new 10-shade skin tone scale to test AI for bias

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By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled a palette of 10 skin tones that it described as a step forward in making gadgets and apps that better serve people of color. The company said its new Monk Skin Tone Scale replaces a flawed standard of six colors known as the Fitzpatrick Skin Type, which had become popular in the tech industry to assess whether smartwatch heart-rate sensors, artificial intelligence systems including facial recognition and other offerings show color bias. Tech researchers acknowledged that Fitzpatrick underrepresented people w…

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