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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x49 Joy Buolamwini: How I'm fighting bias in algorithms
TV-PG

  • 2017-03-09T06:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn't detect her face -- because the people who coded the algorithm hadn't taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she's on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the "coded gaze." It's an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding ... as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.

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