Google is committed to improving the inclusivity of its products by using representative data. This helps ensure that the experiences and needs of all users, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds, are reflected. By retraining machine learning models with more inclusive datasets, Google aims to make its products more useful for everyone. This is particularly important for products like cameras, where capturing diverse skin tones accurately is crucial. Google has partnered with stock photography companies to source thousands of images representing historically marginalized backgrounds, including models across the gender spectrum, with darker skin tones, and with disabilities. The project has expanded to include sourcing custom images featuring individuals with chronic conditions and disabilities.
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