How software can be racist (and what you can do to stop it.)
The first two episodes, and the following three, were all recording before the protests over George Floyd's death began in the United States. I imagine that the content of those episodes would have been different if they were recorded later. I wanted to clarify that neither my guests nor I were trying to be silent or to ignore the current conversation about the treatment of black people in America. In today's episode, I dive into how racism can influence software design, and what you can do about it.
referenced this episode:
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - by Robin J. DiAngelo
- Google ‘fixed’ its racist algorithm by removing gorillas from its image-labeling tech
- Joy Buolamwini - How I'm fighting bias in algorithms
- Face Recognition Performance: Role of Demographic Information
- Why Amazon’s Automated Hiring Tool Discriminated Against Women
- Racism in technology: how our tools acquire bias
- How white engineers built racist code – and why it's dangerous for black people
- Is your software racist?
- Tay, Microsoft's AI chatbot, gets a crash course in racism from Twitter
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