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Skeptic Check: Data Bias (rebroadcast)


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Podcast: Big Picture Science
Episode: Skeptic Check: Data Bias (rebroadcast)
Pub date: 2020-06-15

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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