Monday, September 02, 2019

Big Picture Science for Sept 02, 2019 - Skeptic Check: Data Bias

Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Data Bias

Sexist snow plowing?  Data that guide everything from snow removal schedules to heart research often fail to consider gender.  In these cases, “reference man” stands in for “average human.”   Human bias also infects artificial intelligence, with speech recognition triggered only by male voices and facial
recognition that can’t see black faces.  We question the assumptions baked into these numbers and algorithms.


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