They’re everywhere, but nobody wants to know about it.
Last year, hundreds of retailers were permanently banned from accepting SNAP based primarily on an algorithmic assessment by the USDA.
Minister Dekker (VVD) voor Rechtsbescherming gaat geen openheid geven over het doorlichten van burgers in de sociale zekerheid.
Wiskundige Cathy O’Neil wil de morele discussie over algoritmen aanzwengelen. Waarom nemen we wat de computer zegt aan als een objectief oordeel en bevragen we deze systemen niet meer op hun rechtvaardigheid? ‘Het zijn mensen die algoritmen trainen.’
Move to use software capable of facial recognition prompts concerns over privacy and the introduction of bias
Word embeddings or word vectors are a way for computers to understand what words mean in text written by people. The goal is to represent words as lists of numbers, where small changes to the numbers
It's a powerful tool, but recent incidents have shown that there's no winning with facial recognition.
Anyone who claims that machine learning will save money in high-stakes government decision-making is lying
How machine learning engineers can detect and debug algorithmic bias
The following are remarks by Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd for her keynote at the 2017 Strata Data Conference in New York…
Researchers and politicians are trying to make "black boxes" more accountable.
Algorithms showed a tendency to associate women with shopping and men with shooting.
When Joy Buolamwini found that a robot recognised her face better when she wore a white mask, she knew a problem needed fixing
If the status quo demeaned women, the network would keep doing so.
Deep learning algorithms are often trained on data from the web, and their biases are getting hard to ignore
Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say
Artificial intelligence needs to be accountable.
Google is in hot water again, this time for ads placed against objectionable content. However, ad agencies and brands are just as responsible, and can no longer live in the past.
trends on Twitter after users say videos referencing same-sex relationships are being filtered out
Real-life geographic divides are now visible in a new way.
Yesterday I wrote a post about unsurprising discriminatory nature of recidivism models. Today I want to add to that post with an important goal in mind: we should fix recidivism models, not tra…
Overheden, instanties en bedrijven werken graag met risicoscores. Met algoritmen en formules wordt berekend wat de kans is dat een individu bepaald gedrag gaat vertonen. Een aantal recente Amerikaanse onderzoeken laat zien wat het gevaar ervan is. En dat het beter kan.
Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results
There’s lots of post-election talk that Facebook played a large part in the election, despite Zuckerberg’s denials. Here are some the various theories going around: People shared fake n…
Models are opinions embedded in mathematics.
WMDs turn the whole of human life into a game of Search Engine Optimization.
Forget Skynet: AI is already making things terrible for people who aren't rich white dudes
Employers trusting in the impartiality of machines sounds like a good plan to eliminate bias, but data can be just as prejudiced as we are