Algorithms, Unconscious Bias, & AI


Amy Nordrum

IEEE Spectrum

Lynn Conway

University of Michigan

Nita Patel


AI is beginning to show racist and sexist associations, and it learned it by watching us. In a world where tech leadership is skewed 80% men and 83% percent white, and we are becoming increasingly more reliant on AI, how can we increase representation in our tech tools? Algorithms use data and benchmarks based on a past that we are trying to move away from. We either recognize the bias that is built into our daily culture, or we relive our past mistakes.

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