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Dany Majard's Blog – June 2019 Archive (1)

Discrimination, Data Science and a Call to Action

Four years ago, the software engineer Jack Alciné caused a storm by pointing out to Google that their algorithm had the unsavoury tendency to classify his black friends as Gorillas. Following a public outcry for blatant racism, the giant apologised and diligently ‘fixed’ the problem. Last year Amazon got into hot water by finding its advanced AI hiring software heavily favoured men for technical positions. Again, retraction followed the outcry. In a more newsworthy style, an unfortunate…


Added by Dany Majard on June 3, 2019 at 3:10am — 2 Comments

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