Bias in Machine Learning

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Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots

The results illustrate the dangers of police use of facial recognition technology.Amazon’s face surveillance technology is the target of growing …

Race & Ethnicity

AI can be sexist and racist — it’s time to make it fair

Computer scientists must identify sources of bias, de-bias training data and develop artificial-intelligence algorithms that are robust to skews in …

Machine Learning

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies …

Health Care

Data Violence and How Bad Engineering Choices Can Damage Society

It’s February 2018, and a small group of Harvard researchers are standing on a stage in New Orleans unveiling a system that automates the detection …

Home Office told thousands of foreign students to leave UK in error

The Home Office may have falsely accused as many as 7,000 foreign students of faking their proficiency in English and ordered them to leave the …

How big data is unfair

Understanding unintended sources of unfairness in data driven decision making<p>As we’re on the cusp of using machine learning for rendering basically …

A healthcare algorithm started cutting care, and no one knew why

For most of her life, Tammy Dobbs, who has cerebral palsy, relied on her family in Missouri for care. But in 2008, she moved to Arkansas, where she signed up for a state program that provided for a caretaker to give her the help she needed.<p>There, under a Medicaid waiver program, assessors …

How To Build Human Friendly AI – Can AI Be Aligned With Human Values?

There is no bigger concern than algorithmic bias in daily operations. From trading on Wall Street to social security compensations and managing loan …

Artificial Intelligence

YouTube, the Great Radicalizer

At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube. I was writing an article about his appeal to his voter base and wanted to confirm a few quotations.<p>Soon I noticed something peculiar. YouTube started to recommend and …

Internet

Artificial intelligence reveals how U.S. stereotypes about women and minorities have changed in the past 100 years

How do you measure the stereotypes of the past after the past is gone? You could read what people wrote and tally up the slurs, but bias is often …

Artificial Intelligence Isn't Good for Women, But We Can Fix It

Artificial intelligence isn't necessarily good for women, but we can make it better.<p>Because we build and train AI, it reflects our biases and assumptions — and our racism and sexism. That's problematic as AI can be used everywhere: it controls driverless cars and powers voice assistants such as …

Designing AI for human values

Prof. Virginia Dignum is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology. She received a …

Can Higher Education Make Silicon Valley More Ethical?

An assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hopes to infuse ethics lessons into core computer-science courses.

The Unexamined Algorithm Is Not Worth Using (Blog)

By Ruben Mancha & Haslina AliWhy nonprofits need to evaluate the ethics of their algorithms.

How to Make A.I. That’s Good for People

For a field that was not well known outside of academia a decade ago, artificial intelligence has grown dizzyingly fast. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Beijing are betting everything on it, venture capitalists are pouring billions into research and development, and start-ups are being …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence could identify gang crimes—and ignite an ethical firestorm

When someone roughs up a pedestrian, robs a store, or kills in cold blood, police want to know whether the perpetrator was a gang member: Do they …

The Algorithm That Helped Google Translate Become Sexist

Parents know one particular challenge of raising kids all too well: teaching them to do what we say, not what we do.<p>A similar challenge has hit artificial intelligence.<p>As more apps and software use AI to automate tasks, a popular data-backed model, called “word embedding,” has also picked up …

Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems

Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to a new …

Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part I

The 10 Top Recommendations for the AI Field in 2017

<i>Let’s begin by removing ‘black box’ algorithms from core public agencies</i><p>Today we released our second annual research report on the state of …

Science may have cured biased AI

Scientists at Columbia and Lehigh Universities have effectively created a method for error-correcting deep learning networks. With the tool, they’ve been able to reverse-engineer complex AI, thus providing a work-around for the mysterious ‘black box’ problem.<p>Deep learning AI systems often make …

'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth

The algorithm does not appear to be optimising for what is truthful, or balanced, or healthy for democracy Guillaume Chaslot, an ex-Google engineer<p>It was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead man hanging from a tree. The 22-year-old, who is in a …

Internet

How machine learning can perpetuate racism | Te Pūnaha Matatini

I wrote this algorithm to classify people by gender, but one of the biggest things I learned was how machine learning can reinforce racism and …

Machine Learning Fairness | ML Fairness

As an AI-first company, Google aims to develop the benefits of machine learning for everyone.<p>Building inclusive machine learning algorithms is …