60 Minutes and (En)Coded Bias

Gut Reaction Droplets of water building until the cup overflows You spend time.  Spend effort. And when you see a final product,  without your name-  without your history-  you wonder if you’re the  one who’s crazy. Recently, CBS’s 60-minutes aired a segment on racial bias in facial recognition technology, referring to a December 2019 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study as a “landmark study” while failing to mention the groundbreaking research on which the NIST study was based, and conducted by AI-research pioneers and Black women, Joy Buolamwini, Dr. Timnit Gebru and Inioluwa Deborah Raji.  Ms. Buolamwini, who […]

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