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Men-are-People and Women-are-Women: The Obituary Edition - Sociological Images
In obituaries, women are often cited for female-stereotypical things (family, what her husband does, about her children, how hard it was to be a woman in her field, etc.), whereas men's are more aimed towards their accomplishment without more than a brief discussion of family.
death  obiturary  gender  bias  feminism 
yesterday by moose
I Tried Predictim AI That Scans for 'Risky' Babysitters
“The black woman being overly penalized—it could be the case that the algorithm learns to associate types of speech associated with black individuals, even if the speech isn’t disrespectful,” Kristian Lum tells me. Dr. Lum is the lead statistician at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, and has published work in the prestigious journal Nature concluding that “machine-learning algorithms trained with data that encode human bias will reproduce, not eliminate, the bias.”
ethics  algorithms  racism  bias  ee 
yesterday by osi_info_program
The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology | Aeon Ideas
It’s a question that’s reverberated through the ages – are humans, though imperfect, essentially kind, sensible, good-natured creatures? Or are we, deep down, wired to be bad, blinkered, idle, vain, vengeful and selfish? There are no easy answers, and there’s clearly a lot of variation betwe via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  bias  cognitive  psychology 
2 days ago by ChristopherA
The Seductive Diversion of ‘Solving’ Bias in Artificial Intelligence
"In short, the preoccupation with narrow computational puzzles distracts us from the far more important issue of the colossal asymmetry between societal cost and private gain in the rollout of automated systems. It also denies us the possibility of asking: Should we be building these systems at all?" – Julia Powles & Data & Society Affiliate Helen Nissenbaum,
AI  algorithms  bias  newcourse 
3 days ago by barbarafister
Facial recognition: It’s time for action - Microsoft on the Issues
Third, the use of facial recognition technology by a government can encroach on democratic freedoms and human rights. Democracy has always depended on the ability of people to assemble, to meet and talk with each other and even to discuss their views both in private and in public. This in turn relies on the ability of people to move freely and without constant government surveillance.
bias  ethics  ai  microsoft  facedetection 
4 days ago by osfa
The Seductive Diversion of ‘Solving’ Bias in Artificial Intelligence
The controversy of A.I. bias, and the false allure of “solving” it, detracts from bigger, more pressing questions about the technology.
ai  ethics  bias  competition  platform  data-access 
5 days ago by jackhardinges
Voice Recognition Resources
Just wondering: who, aside from @jessicafeldman + @xiaochang, is studying voice recognition from a humanities or social science perspective? (i.e., not through CS) Has anything been published yet? I'm not finding it.
voice  bias  via:shannon_mattern 
5 days ago by pgslr
Help Wanted
Predictive hiring algorithms are rife with bias.
algorithms  bias  500  hiring 
5 days ago by dsalo
Voice Recognition Resources
Just wondering: who, aside from @jessicafeldman + @xiaochang, is studying voice recognition from a humanities or social science perspective? (i.e., not through CS) Has anything been published yet? I'm not finding it.
voice  race  bias  voice_recognition 
5 days ago by shannon_mattern

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