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The Age of the Algorithm – 99% Invisible

Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social media, sort through resumes, and evaluate job performance. They inform prison sentences and monitor our health. Most of these algorithms have been created with good intentions. The goal is to replace subjective judgments with objective measurements. But it doesn’t always work out like that.

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Three very different sources of bias in AI, and how to fix them

It’s been evident that people are surprised that machines can be biased.  They assume machines are necessarily neutral and objective, which is in some sense true — in the sense that there is no machine perspective or ethics.  But to the extent an artefact is an element of our culture, it will always reflect bias.

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