racial bias

Instead of Highlighting Diverse Authors, This Publisher Just Made Peter Pan Black

Instead of Highlighting Diverse Authors, This Publisher Just Made Peter Pan Black

A lazy attempt to wipe away racial bias with AI backfired spectacularly, as these things tend to go.
Privacy, bias and safety: On facial recognition, Berlin and London choose different paths

Privacy, bias and safety: On facial recognition, Berlin and London choose different paths

The issues around police use of facial recognition are the same everywhere. But Berlin and London have taken different approaches to the technology's rollout.
Privacy, bias and safety: On facial recognition, Berlin and London choose different paths

Privacy, bias and safety: On facial recognition, Berlin and London choose different paths

The issues around police use of facial recognition are the same everywhere. But Berlin and London have taken different approaches to the technology's rollout.
Austin Police Still Disproportionately Arrest Black and Latinx Motorists, Despite Attempts to Address Racial Disparity in Policing

Austin Police Still Disproportionately Arrest Black and Latinx Motorists, Despite Attempts to Address Racial Disparity in Policing

Black people make up only 8 percent of Austin, Texas’ adult population, yet comprise a quarter of all motorist arrests, a new report from the city government finds.Read more...
As I Say, Not as I Do: Parents of All Backgrounds Say They Want Diverse Schools, but Their Choices Are Still Rooted in Bias

As I Say, Not as I Do: Parents of All Backgrounds Say They Want Diverse Schools, but Their Choices Are Still Rooted in Bias

Privileged parents say they want their children to attend integrated schools—but their choices tell a different story.Read more...
Tulsa Hires First Black Police Chief, Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See More of the Same

Tulsa Hires First Black Police Chief, Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See More of the Same

It was a decision that Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum called “one of the most important” he could make during his tenure: appointing the next chief of the Tulsa Police. The department has been beleaguered
NY Attorney General Letitia James to Probe Whether NYPD Targets Black People for Subway Fare Evasion

NY Attorney General Letitia James to Probe Whether NYPD Targets Black People for Subway Fare Evasion

In a statement released Monday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office would be investigating the NYPD over allegations its officers have illegally targeted black and brown
New study shows persistent racial bias in facial recognition

New study shows persistent racial bias in facial recognition

Some algorithms were up to 100 times more likely to misidentify racial minorities than whites. The post New study shows persistent racial bias in facial recognition appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Even The Government Admits Facial Recognition Is Racially Biased

Even The Government Admits Facial Recognition Is Racially Biased

A new federal study confirms the widely-adopted tech is fundamentally biased. It’s time to ban it.
Federal Study Confirms Racial Bias in Facial-Recognition Systems. Which, Yeah, We Know

Federal Study Confirms Racial Bias in Facial-Recognition Systems. Which, Yeah, We Know

A federal study released Thursday shows that facial recognition technology used by law enforcement misidentified people of color more often than white people. In other news, water is indeed wet. Read
‘Significant Racial Bias’ Found in National Healthcare Algorithm Affecting Millions of People

‘Significant Racial Bias’ Found in National Healthcare Algorithm Affecting Millions of People

A series of studies argue that by focusing on costs as a proxy for health, risk algorithms are ignoring the racial inequalities in healthcare access.
21-Year-Old Florida Man Jailed for Missing Jury Service Has His Record Cleared—Now That He’s Experienced the Trauma of Prison

21-Year-Old Florida Man Jailed for Missing Jury Service Has His Record Cleared—Now That He’s Experienced the Trauma of Prison

A 21-year-old Florida man who was locked up for 10 days for missing jury service had the rest of his sentence vacated and his record cleared Monday. Read more...
Florida Judge Sentences 21-Year-Old to 10 Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty

Florida Judge Sentences 21-Year-Old to 10 Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty

Talk about getting an “n-word wake up call”—to quote legendary comic Paul Mooney.Read more...
Google Is Investigating Why it Trained Facial Recognition on ‘Dark Skinned’ Homeless People

Google Is Investigating Why it Trained Facial Recognition on ‘Dark Skinned’ Homeless People

Former workers reveal "questionable and misleading methods" used to obtain facial scans.
'Black Nonsense': Pennsylvania State Police Says Its Officers Did Not Racially Profile Black Driver

'Black Nonsense': Pennsylvania State Police Says Its Officers Did Not Racially Profile Black Driver

Pennsylvania State Police, investigating one of their own for allegations of racial bias, have (surprise!) cleared themselves of any wrongdoing.Read more...
NC Sheriff Allegedly Was OK With Murder in Order to Hide Use of ‘Racially Insensitive Language’

NC Sheriff Allegedly Was OK With Murder in Order to Hide Use of ‘Racially Insensitive Language’

Talk about killing a story. A North Carolina sheriff has been indicted on charges he knew of a credible threat against a deputy but did nothing to stop it — even going so far as to encourage the

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Hate Speech Detector Has a ‘Black Tweet’ Problem

A new AI study found that Google's hate speech detector has a high tendency to mistake content posted by black Americans as "toxic."

Why Are So Many Robots White? Study Shows There’s a Racial Bias

And robot bias isn’t limited to race—but also includes gender.
Racial Bias in AI Isn’t Getting Better and Neither Are Researchers’ Excuses

Racial Bias in AI Isn’t Getting Better and Neither Are Researchers’ Excuses

Another machine learning algorithm has failed to work for people of color. What is it going to take for this to stop?
He’s Baack: Trump Appointee Who Quit Consumer Watchdog Agency After Racial Backlash Gets New Government Job at HUD

He’s Baack: Trump Appointee Who Quit Consumer Watchdog Agency After Racial Backlash Gets New Government Job at HUD

Apparently, when it comes to the Trump administration, a racially charged past is no bar to being able to stay employed from one post to another. Read more...