Didn't expect how this thread turned out 🙈😕
A faculty member has been asking how to stop Zoom from removing his head when he uses a virtual background. We suggested the usual plain background, good lighting etc, but it didn't work. I was in a meeting with him today when I realized why it was happening.
Turns out algorithms are political. But algorithms are not racist. People creating them are.
It doesn't matter if you write the algorithm explicitly or you train it. You create it.