Blindly eliminating biases from AI systems can have unintended consequences.
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Creating bias-free AI systems is easier said than done. A computer scientist explains how controlling bias could lead to fairer AI.
Ralph Yarl is showing signs of recovery after he was shot in April 2023 by a neighbor in Kansas City, Kan.
A high school honors student, Ralph Yarl rang the wrong doorbell. Claiming fear for his life, the 84-year-old white male homeowner shot him.
Regardless of the input, AI image generators will have a tendency to return certain kinds of results. This is where the potential for bias arises.
Women face much higher levels of discrimination in hiring and promotions compared to male medical professionals.
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After decades of effort to reduce discrimination in the workplace, a cultural change may be happening that will enable people to move past their unconscious biases.
Demonstrators block traffic in Memphis after police released video footage depicting the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols.
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Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
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The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
Educators stereotype Black students in subtle ways.
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Though difficult to pinpoint, white educators often put forth stereotypes when they discuss Black students among themselves, new research has found.
It’s one thing to agree to combat antisemitism. It’s another thing to agree on what it means.
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Combatting antisemitism isn’t just about ‘calling it out’ – it’s about helping people understand what antisemitism is in the first place.
Black boys are more likely than white students to be identified as potentially in need of special education.
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Researchers found that students are being judged by their race and gender, not how well they do math.
In Season 42, Episode 9 Drea Wheeler pointed out that Black players get voted off before white players which opened up a discussion about race.
This is not a drastic approach or a political agenda, but a call to open up spaces for conversations about racism, about whiteness, about race with white people listening and not centring themselves.
Frances Arnold received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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Science fields are improving at being more inclusive. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Pre-K students are more likely to be expelled than any K-12 grade.
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An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
Structural racism in media is deeply embedded, and resolving it will require frank discussions.
Existing racism and implicit bias in Canadian media downplayed the terrorist attack by a white accused while exaggerating and staying silent on the reasons behind a hit-and-run by Muslim teens.
By acknowledging our biases we can find ways to mitigate their impact on our decision making.
The motives and biases behind our actions shape how we see the world and everything in it. Understanding our biases means we can contain their negative influence and advance justice in our society.
Sevonna Brown of Black Women’s Blueprint, a mutual aid group, with her son in Brooklyn, New York. Mutual aid groups have been formed across New York City to address the economic plight caused by COVID-19.
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Blacks are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than whites. A study that examined racism at the country level had surprising results.
People in Zambia gather while awaiting food distribution in January 2020.
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Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
People learn racism from the culture that surrounds them and media they consume, but that doesn’t need to be the end of the story.
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If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.
Both men and women find critical feedback harder to take from a woman.
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Both male and female employees report reacting more negatively to criticism from a woman, which has implications for the success of women in leadership roles such as Citigroup’s incoming CEO.
Implicit bias training has become a lucrative business in recent years, but it doesn’t always deliver the expected results.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of businesses offering employees bias training. However, bias training is not a one-size-fits-all solution and unless tailored to specific contexts loses its value.
African American students are disproportionately punished, starting in preschool.
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These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.