ONE DAY AT work last year, Lade Obamehinti encountered an algorithm that had a problem with black people.
The Facebook program manager was helping test a prototype of the company’s Portal video chat device, which uses computer vision to identify and zoom in on a person speaking. But as Obamehinti, who is black, enthusiastically described her breakfast of French toast, the device ignored her and focused instead on a colleague—a white man
Obamehinti related his experience with Facebook AI Problem on Wednesday at the annual developer conference. The day prior, CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed his company’s many products would become more private. WIRED