Discrimination

How machine learning in policing could fuel racial discrimination

The debate over the police using machine learning is intensifying – it is considered in some quarters as controversial as stop and search. Stop and search is one of the most contentious areas of how the police interact with the public. It has been heavily criticized for being discriminatory towards black and minority ethnic groups, …

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Blaming mass shootings on video games is based on racial discrimination

Since the first “violent” video game was created, there have been endless claims that video games lead to violent behavior in real life — despite study after study proving this theory wrong. The speculation is still prominent as last month, after multiple mass shootings in the US, President Trump blamed “the glorification of violence” in …

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Riot Games settles class-action suit by female employees who alleged harassment and discrimination

Riot Games has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by workers who said they were routinely subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination in the course of their jobs at the Los Angeles video game studio. The suit originated last November when two women who had worked at the company, which is owned by the Chinese technology …

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53% of Baby Boomers Say They Experienced Age Discrimination in Hiring

Baby boomers have begun delaying their retirement. And this creates challenges for small businesses. But it creates opportunities too. The experience baby boomers bring to the table is undeniable, but employers are overlooking them. And according to a new study by iHire, 53% of respondents say they have experienced age discrimination. In addition to age …

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Social scientists take on data-driven discrimination

Search engine rankings can glorify or torpedo a reputation in minutes. Scoring systems decide whether a person gets a loan. Online hiring platforms calculate which applicants get a job interview. And automated decision systems pick which students get into which schools. With big data, machine learning and digital surveillance pervasive in all facets of life, …

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Starbucks Deals with Racial Discrimination, Tech Startups Struggle with Compensation – Small Business Trends

Whether your business has single or multiple locations, having a great management system in place for everyone to follow is critically important. Starbucks became aware of this fact with an incident that took place in Philadelphia which made national headlines. The issue should teach businesses of all sizes some valuable lessons. In other news, tech …

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