Embrace empathy

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it.

Update: FaceApp pulls ill-advised ‘ethnicity filters’

FaceApp, ignoring its own previous missteps and those of others, has wandered back into controversy with a new update launching today that adds "ethnicity change filters," allowing users to see what i

Teleport’s neural networks let you try before you hair dye

Meet Teleport: An app that's using a trained neural network to power a selfie-editing feature that lets you change the color of your hair at the touch of a button. 

FaceApp adds paid selfie styling effects

Face-morphing app FaceApp, which uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic fashion, has updated its app to what it's calling FaceApp 2.0 -- further fleshing out its monetization pl

FaceApp apologizes for building a racist AI

If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo-editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way, has apologized for building a racist alg

FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks

If you're finding the vision of Trump's visage with a smile on it generating 'uncanny valley' levels of unease and creepiness you'd be right. The smile is FAKE NEWS folks! Created, after the fact, by