Data and AI

When algorithms are racist

Joy Buolamwini speaking at TEDx

This article on the biases of algorithmic decision making is notable for two reasons. The first is that it comes from  a national newspaper, suggesting that the issue is becoming more visible to less specialised audiences. The second is that it includes a superbly pithy statement of the problem:

Our past dwells within our algorithms.

There is also an eight minute TEDx talk, mostly covering the same ground, but putting a strong emphasis in the final minute on the need for diversity and inclusion in coding and introducing the Algorithmic Justice League, a collective which aims to highlight and address algorithmic bias.

Joy Buolamwini – The Observer