Bias

Decision Making During The COVID-19 Crisis Requires A Bias Toward People, Not Profit

Decision Making During The COVID-19 Crisis Requires A Bias Toward People, Not Profit

The adage says that character is what you do when no one’s watching. But as the internet’s gargantuan reach brings radical transparency to the critical eyes of values-based empowered customers, what you do when everyone is watching is even more important. And during a crisis like COVID-19, vigilance is at its peak. In addition to …

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Centricity Analytics’ Audrey Messer on dealing with bias

Centricity Analytics’ Audrey Messer on dealing with bias

Reading time: 5 mins Audrey Messer, founder and chief analytics officer of Centricity Analytics Audrey Messer, founder and chief analytics officer of Centricity Analytics, explains how bias can be tackled. She also explains how organisations can implement analytics. Bias exists and needs to be addressed. Many practitioners in the field do not necessarily acknowledge that. …

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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, reviewed

By @SimonCocking review of an interesting and thought provoking book which has been shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Available here. Reviewed below. Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and …

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AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationSep 24, 2019 12:58:52 IST Suggest to Samsung’s Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby “Let’s talk dirty”, and the female voice will respond with a honeyed accent: “I don’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list.” Ask the same question to the programme’s male voice and it replies “I’ve read that soil erosion is a …

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Facebook will use journalists to curate news, opening itself to more bias allegations

Mark Zuckerberg is a consistent guy. For years, he has worn the same gray T-shirts, idolized the same Roman emperor and repeated the same denials that Facebook Inc. has any desire to become a media company. But after a punishing few years for his company’s public image, Zuckerberg has softened that stance, green-lighting development of …

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Audit Reveals No Evidence Of Anti-Conservative Bias At Facebook

An audit conducted by an independent third party and authored by a former Republican senator concluded Tuesday that Facebook shows no evidence of bias against conservative users. The report, written by former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and compiled by the law firm Covington & Burling, was commissioned by the social media platform in response to accusations …

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Dr. Epstein, Political Bias, & Google Search Results

I’m a little confused by claims made by Dr. Robert Epstein and his assertion, based upon a single study of 95 participants, that Google somehow intentionally biased the results shown before the 2016 U.S. presidential election. And therefore, likely impacted the election results itself. That’s a huge assertion to make. One would hope that an …

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