2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Biased Algorithms and the Future of Prejudice

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon F
500 E 4th St

While the internet has been heralded as the great equalizer, we are just beginning to learn exactly how discriminatory software can be. Every week seems to unearth a new example of computers betraying us, from 'smart' cameras that cannot see dark skin, to google showing women ads for lower paying jobs than men. Join the Fusion team as they look at how big data is being used against minorities, and the social biases we are teaching our learning algorithms.

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Alexis Madrigal

Editor in Chief


Alexis Madrigal is Fusion's Editor-in-Chief. He was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a staff writer at Wired. He's the author of Powering the Dream and a visiting scholar at Berkeley.

Jacky Alciné


I'm Jacky. I live in Oakland, California and grew up in Brooklyn, New York with lineage to Haïti. I spend too much time in front of my laptop when I'm either at home or at a space where I can use i...

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Kashmir Hill

Editor, Real Future


Kashmir Hill is the editor of Fusion's Real Future. She was previously a staff writer at Forbes Magazine and an editor at Above the Law, a legal blog. She writes about privacy, security and the une...

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Sorelle Friedler at SXSW

Sorelle Friedler

Asst Prof of Computer Science

Haverford College

Sorelle has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College since 2014 and was visiting at Haverford starting in 2012. Her research interests include the design and analysis of...

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