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    The Digital Activist Taking Human Prejudice Out of Our Machines

    Buolamwini puts a much-needed human face on the problem of machine bias, says Solon Barocas, who runs Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning, the academic world’s preeminent conference on the topic.

    A white mask worked better

    Source : The Guardian

    When Joy Buolamwini found that facial detection technology detected her face better when she wore a white mask, she knew a problem needed fixing

    Can tech be biased?

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    We like to think of technology as neutral, but machines can actually be just as biased as the humans who develop them.

     

    Artificial intelligence: How to avoid...

    Source : BBC News

    There is growing concern that many of the algorithms that make decisions about our lives - from what we see on the internet to how likely we are to become victims or instigators of crime - are trained on data sets that do not include a diverse range of people.

    Joy B. wins national contest

    Source : MIT News

    Joy Buolamwini wins national contest for her work fighting bias in machine learning. Media Lab graduate student selected from over 7,300 entrants, awarded $50,000 scholarship in contest inspired by the film "Hidden Figures."