Black man says racially-biased AI system rejected his passport photo

Published Apr 28 2021 at 5:28 PM GMT
  • A Black man says a passport photo he submitted was rejected by the British government because the AI'software couldn't recognize his 'melanated hotness.' Joris Lech'ne, a model and racial justice activist, said in a TikTok video that his photo met every rule in the application guidelines: But lo and behold, that photo was rejected because the artificial intelligence software wasn't designed with people of my phenotype in mind.
  • Lech'ne shared a screenshot of the photo he submitted.
  • It shows him standing in a black t-shirt, mouth closed, against a contrasting grey background.
  • Nonetheless, the government website rejected the image because…This story continues at The Next Web.



  • Published Apr 28, 2021 5:28 PM GMT