Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
AI & Machine Learning
No longer a mere trend on the horizon, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have become central to the world in which we live. For underrepresented communities, this presents both risks and opportunities.
As Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction has noted, "[Algorithms] replace human processes, but they're not held to the same standards." Biased algorithms threaten to accelerate biases in every facet of society. This has foreboding consequences for every area that touches social justice including education, employment, real estate, the criminal justice system, and healthcare.
But responsible organizations are working to generate awareness about and implement mechanisms that prevent human biases from corrupting the algorithms upon which we have come to rely.