Originally Posted by Somnid
Some of the results here aren't half bad looking. Cool tech.
As for racism, well, some people are going to be less than thrilled with the idea especially when white people do it for lulz. Though it's probably better to embrace and own it as a tool than fear it. Hell, you could probably do some cool implicit bias studies with it.
lulz stuff tho...thumbs down.
Originally Posted by AwakenedCloud
Breh! I almost fell out of my seat at work trying this. It's like they didn't even try to adjust my face and instead copied some random face over mine!
I gave up on snapchat when it couldn't recognize myself and other black friends I have for some filter thing we were doing. It's unfortunately a documented thing.
Originally Posted by Alienous
How does this carry any of the malice and bad intent that blackface did?
I guess it's under the general umbrella of 'blackface', but put the moniker aside - why is the actual software implementation negative?
I think folks are hung up on the idea of the tech being racist and not questioning the use of such tech being problematic. Again, nobody blamed the paint and make up for blackface. The focus was on the person and the reason.
Could the tech be racist itself? I can't say. I think it's cool and tasteless though.