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I asked an AI to tell me how beautiful I am

23 mins | Mar 13, 2021
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Beauty, in the eye of artificial intelligence, doesn't have quite the same ring to it. There is a growing industry of AI-driven facial analysis companies, each claiming to scan an image for characteristics such as attractiveness. But the calculations they use are unreliable and full of flaws, which has left many considering the real motive behind the popularity in this sector. In this piece, Tate Ryan-Mosley examines the rise of a new dynamic between our unhealthy beauty culture and the recommendation algorithms that have crept into our daily routines.
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