Tuesday, May 31, 2016

That is SO last week

Last week, The Verge covered a new system that can measure the hidden bias in otherwise secret algorithms.  This system is very interesting, given that one of our biggest concerns about the use of big data is its potential to discriminate.  If the new system works as researchers at Carnegie Mellon University predict, government agencies (like the EEOC) could use it to test employer algorithms for discriminatory results.  The same day The Verge article was printed, Motherboard explained how discrimination has already been “baked” into artificial intelligence and machine learning. 


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