Algorithmic Bias

Guest: 
Jacqueline Wernimont
Date: 
11/25/2016

Jacqueline Wernimont joins Heather Ross and Andrew Maynard to talk about algorithmic bias -- what is it, and how should we think about it now and in the future.

jwernimont.com/ - Jacque Wernimont's website
webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/2468640 - Jacque's ASU directory listing
•First, let’s definite what an algorithm is. Check out a definition with examples here: computer.howstuffworks.com/question717.htm
•Jacque talks about the phenomenon of redlining and reverse redlining in Detroit in the 20th century. Read more here: www.citylab.com/housing/2015/03/m…redlining/388333/
•Read more about Frank Pasquali’s black box society here: www.slate.com/articles/technolog…_big_data_has.html
•Jacque discusses the idea of incorporating diverse perspectives into creating algorithms. Flickr’s photo tagging app is an example of what goes wrong when you don’t. Read more here: money.cnn.com/2015/05/21/technol…lickr-racist-tags/
weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com/ - a book that we mention in the podcast
•ProPublica found an example of algorithmic bias in our justice system. Read more: www.propublica.org/article/machine…inal-sentencing