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Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem

Histories of discrimination can live on in digital platforms, and if they go unquestioned, they become part of the logic of everyday algorithmic systems.

Another scandal emerged recently when it was revealed that Amazon’s same-day delivery service was unavailable for ZIP codes in predominantly black neighborhoods.

The complexity of how search engines show ads to internet users makes it hard to say why this happened — whether the advertisers preferred showing the ads to men, or the outcome was an unintended consequence of the algorithms involved.

Otherwise, we risk constructing machine intelligence that mirrors a narrow and privileged vision of society, with its old, familiar biases and stereotypes.

Algorithmic Bias: From Discrimination Discovery to Fairness-Aware Data Mining (Part 2)

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2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Artificial Intelligence

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AI in Public Sector: Tool for inclusion or exclusion?

March 1, 2018 Panel Event AI in the Public Sector: Tool for inclusion or exclusion? This panel was organized by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology as ...

Machine Learning: Google's Vision - Google I/O 2016

Google has deployed practical A.I. throughout its products for the last decade -- from Translate, to the Google app, to Photos, to Inbox. The teams continue to ...

Jacob Silverman: "Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection"

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Humanities Innovators in a Tech World | Thursday May 17th

Sponsored by the Dorrance Scholarship Programs, the College of Humanities presents "Humanities Innovators in a Tech World," the first symposium in the ...

re:publica 2016 - Kate Crawford: Know your terrorist credit score!

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Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion This video presentation advocates a new .

2nd Annual McGowan Forum on Ethics: The Challenge of Big Data

A panel of writers, corporate leaders and Government officials examine the ethical responsibility of those who compile and track citizen's personal data.

AI Now 2017 - Experts Workshop