Aug 17, 2021

7: How To Avoid the Pitfalls of Biased Tech | Don’t Let A Block You From Landing Your Next Job

AI is being developed at an astonishing pace. The technology has both benefits and downfalls that are difficult to predict. What could be more insidious than the bias that AI could introduce into our lives? In this episode we are going to explore how racist algorithms can be introduced and how we can avoid it.

00:00 – Intro Deeper Than Tech

00:47 – Coded Bias

01:23 – What is an algorithm?

02:27 – Why do some algorithms disproportionate weight in favor of or against an idea or thing, usually in a way that is closed-minded, or unfair?

03:34 – Where you surprised at what you saw in Coded Bias?

04:40 – What is the Lena image? And how does it resemble women in tech?

05:38 – How to increase diversity in tech

08:49 – How long will you stay in tech?

11:15 – Why does it matter to have people of color in a position of power in tech?

13:53 – Just FACTS

Coded bias- https://www.netflix.com/title/81328723

Why does Twitter recognize white images before black ones? Even in animals? (https://twitter.com/SoSplush/status/1375600138136268805?s=20)

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