Integrating Inclusion: Google Camera

Pictures tell stories. It doesn’t really
matter if it’s a selfie or if it’s a portrait
that somebody is taking of another person. [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] You are sharing in
that human moment. [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] SPEAKER 1: Let’s take
a picture of you two. One, two, three. No, he’s too dark. PETER SHERMAN: So this is
where the discussion started. SPEAKER 2: Yeah,
just use my phone. It’s got a better sensor. SPEAKER 3: A better sensor? What does that even mean? PETER SHERMAN: Color tuning
is an extremely complicated process. When we look at images,
what we try to do is figure out how
much of a difference there is between, let’s
say, a reference image and the image that we actually
are trying to quantify. [SLIDE CHANGE] We were running some
tests on a product, and it was the proximity
sensor we were testing. And we said, oh, it looks
like it does 60 centimeters. Then we looked at each other,
and we go, we’re both white. The technology itself, as many
people will say, is not racist. It’s just that it
wasn’t tested properly to make sure that the designers
weren’t unconsciously biased. Hey, there’s an entire
world out there. And we want to make sure
this works for everybody. I love the fact that we
get to influence cameras, that we get to share
those experiences of life and emotion. To me, that is what
imaging is about. It is a vehicle to
express humanity. SPEAKER 1: Take a
picture of you two. One, two, three.


  1. Jeff Czajka May 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Way to go Pete, a tiny bit of Kodak lives on at Google.

  2. Tupendar Khatri May 27, 2018 at 3:16 am


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