Day: 28 May 2017
Data and AI
When algorithms are racist
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.