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interview | 11.20.15

Why Machines Discriminate- and How to Fix Them

Kate Crawford, Suresh Venkatasubramanian

In this interview on Science Friday, D&S advisor Kate Crawford discusses how biases that are present in our culture can be found in big data sets that are used to train algorithms that will make critical decisions such picking resumes of job applicants or approving loans. Joined by Suresh Venkatasubramanian this discussion provides an overview and understanding of “why machines discriminate- and how to fix them.”

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